Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th May 2008, 07:35   #1
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 222
Thanked: 2 Times
Default Las vegas - Grand Canyon route

I am flying to Las Vegas on Saturday and plan to rent a car and roam around Grand Canyon West rim and Hoover dam area.

I will be following google maps and GOS to get directions

Any particular places to see apart from usual touristy places?
Any particular precautions to take while driving?

I have driven quite a bit in US and am used to LHD.
abhijitaparadh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd May 2008, 10:08   #2
Team-BHP Support
Rehaan's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 22,962
Thanked: 27,180 Times


I dont have or really remember any useful information, but a few summers back 2 friends and me drove from SF > vegas > Grand canyon and onwards.

We went to the North Rim, which was supposed to be less "touristy" - and it was quite amazing!! We reached just at sunset and the colors were mindblowing. (Pics attached)

Even though it was the end of the summer, it was quite cold there (due to the elevation).

I will be in vegas in a few weeks (for the first time - last time we just drove through) so do let me know what the good stuff to do is!

Views from the highway between SF and Vegas
Name:  IMG_6084 Medium.jpg
Views: 1066
Size:  30.1 KB

Name:  IMG_6087 Medium.jpg
Views: 1052
Size:  44.0 KB

A very quick vegas visit - consisted of driving down the stip.
Name:  IMG_6091 Medium.jpg
Views: 1412
Size:  85.1 KB

The road between Jacob's lake (our campground) and the north rim.
Name:  IMG_6108 Medium.jpg
Views: 1100
Size:  86.0 KB

There was a sign saying "no driving through meadow" ! Damnit! Almost like it read my mind.
Name:  IMG_6109 Medium.jpg
Views: 1054
Size:  67.2 KB

The views that evening!!
Name:  IMG_6156 Medium.jpg
Views: 1019
Size:  109.2 KB

Name:  IMG_6114 Medium.jpg
Views: 985
Size:  72.0 KB

Name:  IMG_6124 Medium.jpg
Views: 963
Size:  83.1 KB

Name:  IMG_6132 Medium.jpg
Views: 1155
Size:  59.3 KB

Name:  IMG_6148 Medium.jpg
Views: 988
Size:  73.9 KB

Rehaan is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd May 2008, 10:21   #3
sanjayatarizona's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: "God's own Shaap"
Posts: 352
Thanked: 7 Times

@abhijitaparadh: There is a helicopter ride on offer at the Grand Canyon. They do a 15 minute trip in and around the Canyon. This is most definitely recommended and the views are outstanding. Costs around 150 buck though
sanjayatarizona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2008, 13:57   #4
Anupam's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pune - India
Posts: 261
Thanked: 38 Times
Default Chopper ride

I did Phoenix-Vegas-Grand Canyon-Phoenix in February this year, not getting the time to pen it down

as for the chopper ride, there is one at Hoover Dam too, if u r coming from vegas then just before Hoover Dam on the left side there is a Casina (actually thats also the last casino on the way out)

these guys offer a ariel view from a quick chopper ride and charge as low as 30$

see pictures

Attached Images
Anupam is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SEMA Show: Las Vegas 2010 Fantasy The International Automotive Scene 103 21st December 2010 12:12
An Awesome Trip to Las Vegas aka Sin City! Deziboy Travelogues 21 18th June 2009 00:07
Pictures From Las Vegas (Harley Davidson Cafe) moralfibre The International Automotive Scene 7 17th December 2007 22:35
My visit to a car museum in Las Vegas Mpower Beyond Borders 6 29th November 2007 09:33

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:44.

Copyright 2000 - 2020,
Proudly powered by E2E Networks