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Day Trip from Vegas: Grand Canyon and Arizona

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If you have a couple extra days in Las Vegas, consider taking a day (or overnight) trip to Arizona and one of the country's most famous natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. With lots of wide open wilderness to explore, the Grand Canyon is a wonderful day's escape from Las Vegas, especially if the crush of the crowds is starting to overwhelm and overstimulate.
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Las Vegas, NV, USA
Due to the heat of Vegas and our limited time, we decided to take the Grand Canyon Celebration 4-hour tour with Papillon Tours. Other tours we looked at consisted of bus and helicopter with a combination of boat rides or rafting—but it would have...
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6075 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
One of the most striking geological phenomena in the world is the Grand Canyon, and, thanks to Maverick Helicopter Tours, it's also within striking distance of Las Vegas. Maverick offers a large number of tour options, flying high above the Strip,...
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2900 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
CATCH Week1: On a road trip from Texas to California, I stopped in Arizona for a sleep. While driving though the lonely and isolated desert roads, headed towards Nevada, I spotted these cactus that reminded me of the Caribbean coral species the...
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N Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA
It may look a little like the summer camp where you stayed in as a kid, but Phantom Ranch will feel like the Paris Ritz by the time you make it down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon—whether by foot (down a steep 7.5-10 mile hike), by mule,...
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3629 W Hacienda Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA
Las Vegas is teeming with tour operators eager to take visitors to the far corners of the city and beyond. One of the best and most consistent is Pink Jeep Tours, which offers a number of excursions to Nevada state parks and natural attractions as...
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North Rim, AZ 86052, USA
If you know your flight path is going to go over the Grand Canyon, get a window seat. Even from thirty-some-thousand feet above, the chasms within chasms stretch on to the horizon...
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Chloride, AZ 86431, USA
Located between Boulder City, Nevada, and Kingman, Arizona, off of US 93, Chloride is the home to a massive rock mural painted by Roy Purcell. The mural is painted across several rocks that are located on the far side of the town. The entire...
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This six-mile round trip hike is located south of Hoover Dam about five miles into Arizona. It passes through a rocky slot canyon and ends at a natural hot spring near the Colorado River. The conditions are rough, and in the summer, it can be...