June 18, 2024

Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon: One week road trip from Las Vegas

Looking for the ultimate one-week hiking road trip around the Southwest? Below is our most sought-after itinerary of the three classic national parks: Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon. It may look like a speedy trip, but you’ll do so much hiking in each park that you’ll feel like you know every corner of it. The only decisions you have to make is where to stay each night.

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Day hiking at Grand Canyon National Park

Get our roadbook to experience the magic of Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon in 7 days

For only US$5.00, you can download our mini-guidebook to save you time and energy in creating an itinerary from scratch. This personalized roadbook includes the most pertinent information about the parks, directions to trailheads, alternate activities in case your original plan falls through, fun facts about the area, and a few other helpful tidbits.
Of course you can check Google, Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, Yelp, talk to locals, and use many other resources to decide where to go. But you’ll get more information than you want. That’s where DetourOn comes in. Download the below DetourOn Roadbook to alleviate frustration caused by information overload. You’ll have the most pertinent and interesting information for a stress-free travel experience.

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Mini-guidebook for a week-long hiking road trip in summer to Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon. Start and end in Las Vegas.

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Sunset over Bryce Canyon in winter

Itinerary summary

7 days to Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon. Ideal any time between May 15-October 15.
If you do this loop in winter, note that the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is closed. Simply delete the North Rim day from your plan and add an extra night at the South Rim instead.

Highlights

  • Zion: Full hiking day in Zion Canyon, combining multiple mythical trails in the park
  • Bryce: Two half-day hikes in the Bryce Amphitheater
  • Grand Canyon: Hike in the North Rim and the South Rim
  • Other: Hidden gems along the way to stretch your legs and enjoy the views
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Roadbook – Summer Zion-Bryce-GC

Mini-guidebook for a week-long hiking road trip in summer to Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon. Start and end in Las Vegas.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Drive Las Vegas to Zion. On the way, stop at Valley of Fire, St. George, and Snow Canyon. Total drive time 3 hours.
Day 2: All day in Zion. Hike Angels Landing, Emerald Pools, and Riverside Walk. Second night in Zion or Springdale.
Day 3: Sunrise hike in Zion (Canyon Overlook) followed by drive to Bryce. Afternoon hike Figure 8 combo trails in the Bryce Amphitheater. Total drive time 2 hours.
Day 4: Morning hike in Bryce (Fairyland Loop) followed by drive to Grand Canyon North Rim. Total drive time 3 hours.
Day 5: Early morning very strenuous hike to Roaring Springs. Afternoon drive to Marble Canyon. Total drive time 1.5 hours.
Day 6: Early morning difficult hike on the Spencer Trail. Afternoon drive to Grand Canyon South Rim. Total drive time 2 hours.
Day 7: Early morning walk along the West Rim Trail. Afternoon drive to Las Vegas via Route 66. Total drive time 4.5 hours.

map of roadtrip destinations in Las Vegas, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon
Las Vegas to Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon in 7 days

Where to spend the night

Links for the nearest campgrounds to each destination:
Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Campgrounds around Las Vegas

If you’re booking hotels:
Nights 1 & 2: Reserve 2 nights in Zion Lodge or hotel of your choice in Springdale, UT
Night 3: Reserve 1 night in Bryce Canyon Lodge or Ruby’s Inn
Nights 4 & 5: Reserve 2 nights in Cliffdwellers Lodge (or 1 night in Grand Canyon Lodge and 1 night in Cliffdwellers Lodge)
Night 6: Reserve 1 night in one of the lodges in Grand Canyon Village or hotel of your choice in Tusayan
Night 7: Las Vegas. Go with your gut.

Purchase and download the PDF roadbook for this itinerary. This 7-day loop itinerary that starts and ends in Las Vegas is our most sought-after roadbook for visiting the three classic national parks: Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon. This trip is ideal between May 15-October 15.
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