The 11 Best Stops on a Las Vegas to The Grand Canyon Road Trip

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Driving between Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular road trips in the United States. Luckily, there is a lot of great places to stop on the trip. From National Parks, architectural wonders, places filled with history, quirky roadside stops, and even monsters, this drive has it all.
In this video we drive from the Las Vegas Strip and stop at what we think are the best stops on the way to the Grand Canyon's South Rim.
If you are driving from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas, be sure to use this list in reverse. :)
00:00 Intro
01:47 Nevada State Railroad Museum
02:27 Tom Devlin's Monster Museum
03:47 Lake Mead National Recreation Area
04:31 Hoover Dam
07:21 Arizona Last Stop
07:53 Kingman Visitor Center and Route 66 Museum
08:52 Seligman, Arizona
09:47 Ash Fork Route 66 Museum
10:36 Williams, Arizona
11:46 Raptor Ranch
13:02 Tusayan, Arizona
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@williamwilliam728 2 aylar önce
Arriving at the Grand Canyon does actually take your breath away. While the video was exceptionally well done, seeing it in person is a bucket list item. Afterall, we are all just a compilation of memories over our lifetime.
@donnamusick159 Yıl önce
What a great roadrip! I made a similar trip a few years ago but I didn't have the insight on these great attractions on the way. Looking forward to doing it again. I used to live in Henderson Nevada and drove to the east rim of the Grand Canyon where the Skywalk is located. That is another great, but shorter, road trip through Dolan Springs Arizona and the world's largest Joshua tree Forrest ( more than in Joshua Tree national park). Lots to see on that trip too. LOVE Kingman! One of my favorite places!
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
We've been meaning to visit the East Rim but have never made it out there. Hoping to fix that soon.
@donnamusick159 10 aylar önce
Actually, I think that was an error. Skywalk is on the west rim. Absolutely worth the trip!
@victorhicks1962 11 aylar önce
My wife and I stayed in the Luxor and took a bus to the Grand Canyon in 2016 for our honeymoon. The AC on the bus was broken and it was 108 degrees so we didn't enjoy it as much. Thank you for your work
@oldirtydasher 4 aylar önce
I hope you got your money back
@steve8421 Yıl önce
This is awesome, a geography lesson with some great views. Thanks. Bring back memories of my humble quest to find the origins of the creek I live next to. This wide creek travels about 11 miles through eastern Pennsylvania and feeds into the Lehigh River Pennsylvania which then the feeds into the great Delaware River which empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Lewes, Delaware and Henlopen State Park. I found my answer, an underground spring about 8.5 miles away. It was fun finding it, a meadow with a small forest next to a state road and a few homes in the countryside.
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Wow, thats really cool. I did the same with the San Diego river once to see where it started, ended up finding a pretty cool monument there to a firefighting disaster.
@ShoresRailfan Yıl önce
About 10 years ago my brother and I were on a road trip from California to the Grand Canyon. We pulled off the interstate in Seligman and headed for the Snow Cap drive-in in search of refreshments. There we ran into a group of German tourists all riding rental Harley Davidson motorcycles on their tour of the Mother Road.
@69Busa08Nova 4 aylar önce
That’s awesome!! I’m leaving for Vegas soon and have rented a Harley already to do that very thing…strip, to Hoover dam, to west rim skywalk, to south rim, to Winslow AZ, back to the strip, should be fun and a lot of great riding!!
@catxg 6 aylar önce
Thank you so much for taking the time to create this fun and insightful video! I plan to take a family road trip soon and didn't know what stops to make so this video was super helpful. Continue traveling and doing what you do. You're awesome! :)
@dontatme7 Yıl önce
After visiting Las Vegas a couple of times I realized the best feature is it's location and proximity to many National Parks that lie within every direction, the best way to visit Las Vegas is to grab a rental car and get out of the city... Within a few hours is Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Death Valley N.P., and many other amazing desert attractions like Lake Powell in southern Utah... So next time you fly to Las Vegas make sure you get a rental car and explore outside the city!
@Fuff63 6 aylar önce
Enjoyed this. We were going to do this exact road trip (actually around same time that you filmed this) but had such a blast in Vegas that we were driving along and decided wife and kids were just too tired. Stopped for some food and gas and head on home. But plan to hit the road and explore these stops soon. Great tips and insights, cheers.
@heresapril576 9 aylar önce
Hi! I found this video about a month ago and have watched it maybe 10 times, along with your other Grand Canyon videos. You have inspired me to go to the Grand Canyon for my birthday. We live in Las Vegas and will totally be doing the Route 66 path. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. New Subbie! :)
@SidetrackAdventures 9 aylar önce
Thank you, I'm really glad you found it helpful. Its such a great trip. I hope you have a blast.
@callsignenterprise6895 Yıl önce
Another great video. I actually live in Vegas and have visited the Railroad Museum, but I have never heard of the Monster Museum. Guess its another thing to put on the list of sight seeing places around the valley. Also, have you tried the Skywalk? Its something I have been considering, but haven't visited yet.
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
We haven't been to the skywalk yet. We've heard mixed reviews on it but I want to go. I imagine see the drop below you is pretty freaky.
@arronbalcombe4336 10 aylar önce
My nephew and I did this back in October 2022 but we went from the canyon to Vegas. We stopped off in Williams and Kingman. What a journey, watching this video has brough back some memories. Thanks buddy 👍
@SidetrackAdventures 10 aylar önce
Its such a great drive in either direction.
@galardmills5306 Yıl önce
Road trip with stops is a fun departure from your videos featuring one historic spot. I live in one of the places where you stopped, and you did it justice. Now you motivated me to go see the other places!
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Thank you.
@skyking4501 6 aylar önce
I have made that trip out of Vegas to the Canyon many times. It’s my favorite vacation spot. I have always taken Route 66 from Kingman to Williams where I stay and use as my base for travel to the Canyon. I have rode that railway to the Canyon several times. Thank you. I love the memories you brought back.
@kyleh698 2 aylar önce
What a great video! I am from California and have been to both places many a times but always wondered what this route is actually like! Thanks for the fun video!
@faryldaryl3975 Yıl önce
Mention of Kingman is always bittersweet for me. My parents got married there, it was on the way to relatives' place in AZ. They didn't get married where they lived in the SF Bay Area cuz they were a mixed race couple, so the marriage was illegal in CA. Kinda funny when you think of the typical perceptions of CA & AZ today. I need to make a Route 66 trip someday. I've put in more than a few miles over the years, but it was always under time constraints. Thanks for all the good stop-n-see ideas!
@jenniferwhitewolf3784 Yıl önce
We are only one race.. the HUMAN race.
@lgd4247 Yıl önce
Wow! I enjoyed this video so much. I think it's my favorite. You're doing such a "grand" job with the footage, history and commentary. You aren't kidding about that high bridge across from the dam. The camera DOES NOT do it justice. Crazy high bridge. Saw the dam steered clear of the bridge. Great video.
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Glad you enjoyed it!
@lifewithjosef Yıl önce
I highly recommend breakfast at the Coffee Cup in downtown Boulder City. It's a very popular place. I found the dam tour worthwhile, though it has shortened over the years. Note that the Tillman Bridge has walls high enough to block the view below. If one wants the bridge view, they've got to park and take the short walk, which I also found worthwhile. As always, love your content and style.
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
I didn't realize the walls were so high when we walked up, but when we drove across I was disappointed we couldn't see to the other side because of the walls. I'm sure its to help with wind or just to stop people from stopping to get a look. I'm glad they let you walk up.
@lifewithjosef Yıl önce
@@SidetrackAdventures I suspect the high walls help prevent the probable numerous accidents that would take place from inattentive drivers distracted by the view
@jatzbethstappen9814 Yıl önce
Thankyou SA! This is EXACTLY the road trip and stops I would do, but will never be able to see for myself. So THANKYOU for taking me with you! 👍😃👏🏼
@kellyf5004 4 aylar önce
What a great job you guys did with your videos! We really enjoyed them,thanks so much
@marty5859 11 aylar önce
My mom said when she was going to Hoover Dam on a tour from Las Vegas the bus driver showed everybody a mountain range that had Lincoln's profile laying down. She was hoping to see it. Have you ever heard of this. Just wondering.
@SidetrackAdventures 11 aylar önce
I don't know of one in Nevada but I know of one in Texas.
@jerroldkazynski5480 Yıl önce
Man, we're chasing each other around the West! I just returned from a trip to the Prescott area. Took a quickie trip to the Grand Canyon, ate at one of the Tusayon restaurants, and drove thru old town Williams. On the way, hit Seligman, bought a Route 66 t-shirt and ate a cheeseburger, fries & Coke at Del Gadillo's. So I missed plenty of places to visit next trip! Yabba Dabba Doo!
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Hope you had a great trip. That whole area is such a beautiful drive.
@jerroldkazynski5480 Yıl önce
@@SidetrackAdventures Not pushing the schedule, I overnighted near Goffs Schoolhouse each way, maximizing cheaper fuel in AZ. Idaho for a couple months next.
@CatalinSG 10 aylar önce
As someone that's coming from far away to visit Las Vegas and Grand Canyon in three weeks time I can say that this video is so useful! Thank you very much and can't wait to jump to the next video!
@SidetrackAdventures 10 aylar önce
Thank you. Its such a great drive, you'll have a lot of fun.
@mabenjamin1 Yıl önce
Great video. I went on the Grand Canyon tour last year when I went to Vegas. It was stunning!
@discostew115 Yıl önce
Another great video! Looks like a wonderful drive. PS The Hoover Dam tour is pretty cool actually.
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
If we had more time I wanted to do the tour. I went on it as a kid but don't remember much.
@jean-francoislemieux5509 6 aylar önce
hi! i like your vids a lot! Ive watched many if not most of them! would be curious to see the level of the lake, with all the snow and rain in the last year?
@chuckpowell6317 7 aylar önce
You make everything so interesting you would make a great history teacher
@robc.5745 3 aylar önce
Great video for all the stuff you miss on the interstate,What a way to see the real America,Thanks.
@blessievalerio6631 7 aylar önce
Thank you for the insightful video! We’ll be having a roadtrip this summer. How many hours did it take you to arrive at the Grand Canyon South Rim?
@stacyreiners4050 6 aylar önce
I wanted to know that too...I don't see an answer :(
@rollwiththepunches5932 2 aylar önce
I thought the Grand canyon was a 20 minute drive from Las vegas! 🤣 My trip from Australia is going to take a bit more research and planning
@secretdaisy6484 6 aylar önce
Don’t know where to start 😮. My family went 2 summers from Kentucky to California covering nearly all of the West. I remember having breakfast in Flagstaff and next stop the Grand Canyon. I was really little and we were on Route 66 which was just mind blowing. My father was an engineer and we did the tour down to the enormous turbines in the Hoover Dam. Wow. I definitely want to check out all those places and museums in your trip. I have autism and when we got to Las Vegas I was shaking at night from being over stimulated by all the lights and people. My parents wanted to enjoy the night life and I successfully begged them to leave me alone in the hotel room. OMG I was so freaked out. Everything out there is so different. I loved 🥰 all the unique neon etc. along the way. It’s really sad that it’s gone because of a new highway 🛣️. I’m going to save this video and when I make my own extended trip out West I’ll be checking out all of the attractions in it. Thanks 🙏. 👍☮️🌞🩷
@thomasoneal969 7 aylar önce
The first time I drove from the LA area through AZ I40 was not complete from Kingman to Seligman and I was fortunate enough to drive US 66 😢
@richardjackson6922 Yıl önce
I always love your videos! I have been to some of those places and it is always fun to see!
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Glad you like them!
@preciousfaith8796 7 aylar önce
Thanks for a very informative video, would love to see the scary museum when I go there in August
@ralphballtrip2214 Aylar önce
I want to thank you for this video you brought back a lot of good memories when me and my wife went there 1969 or 70 we had a beautiful time there. Thank you again for the video. That’s when I was stationed TRAVIS Air Force force base, California, Fairfield
@reneejones7807 Yıl önce
Super informative! Thank you for making this - can't wait to see Williams at night!
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
The downtown area looks amazing at night. If you are there in the winter its decorated for the holidays and really feels like stepping back in time.
@jeffblack3971 Yıl önce
I really enjoyed your video. My wife and I are planning that trip later this year.
@jimmycor77 5 aylar önce
I’m doing this road trip but on the other direction, from South rim to Vegas. Thanks for this video with good advices and recommendations. “Women pee in Arizona, men pee in Nevada” lol
@SidetrackAdventures 5 aylar önce
No problem, glad I can help!
@C-TOS Yıl önce
Driving from LA to Las Vegas was really something.
@karenughoc2849 2 aylar önce
I used to live on the south Rim of the Grand Canyon back in 79 and 80.
@summerratzlaff Yıl önce
This is a great tour. This is one where we could rent our own car and do the route you went over? Sorry if you said, but how long would this tour take from beginning to ending?
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Without any stops the drive would take about 4 1/2 hours.
@ankittiwari-ue5or 11 aylar önce
@@SidetrackAdventures including hoover dam? google map shows 7 hour drive
@paulgerrard9227 2 aylar önce
Boulder is a side trip now, like Kingman. Not a lost missed to bypass these old relics.
@WisdomPrime Yıl önce
Interesting and amazing location 👌 subscribing your channel ❤️
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Thank you!
@chrisparish4668 Yıl önce
While in Vegas helicopter tour is pretty cool. My favorite was during masoon season, Mother Nature at is beautiful moment.
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
I took a helicopter tour about 20 years ago that landed at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for lunch. It was pretty fun.
@JP-su8bp Yıl önce
Thanks for sharing your trip. Nothing quite like the elk backside salute to welcome one anywhere.
@michaeldeal4846 Yıl önce
I wished I had taken my road trip to the Grand Canyon AFTER I saw your video. I missed a lot of great places. I'll have to go back now. Haha Great video.
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Thanks! At least you have a good excuse to go back!
@truthsayer9534 3 aylar önce
We made the exact same trip from LV to the Grand Canyon last year. Looking for ourselves in your video. 😂
@shannonkissmer4197 9 aylar önce
Thank you for this very helpful video. We’ll be there over Easter this year!
@SidetrackAdventures 9 aylar önce
Have fun! Its a great trip.
@gather.sip.flourish 3 aylar önce
Awesomeness ❤ thank you!
@joshikolikapudi6570 Yıl önce
Amazing video, great effort!!
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Thanks a lot!
@neilfleming2787 5 aylar önce
oooh, I did the tour where you go out on a pontoon boat at the base of the dam and I have pictures of them still building the bridge (was about half complete at the time)
@mtkk22 8 aylar önce
Thank you for informative and interesting video.
@29madmangaud29 Yıl önce
So, you're in "AWE" over the Grand Canyon? Must be from Arizona. I've been there once. It is big, and beautiful, no doubt one of the true "wonders" of the world. Have you > and your wife, and child ever been up to the Pacific Northwest? I would invite you to go up past the S.F. Bay area , on Hwy 1, or 101 North...... go up past Santa Rosa, past Ukiah, up to a small place called "Legget, Ca",,,,, go to one (at least) of the many "DRIVE THRU" trees.... You will also become "AWWED", I'm sure!
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
We've been to the Pacific Northwest, spent a lot of time in Oregon because family. Planning on getting back up that way later this summer.
@aventuraseneldesiertodecal8284 Yıl önce
Awesome, thanks for your video and information!👍👍
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Thank you for watching.
@samyvik2888 Yıl önce
Thanks for the video. I am planning a trip in winter (~christmas) and worried if GC roads will be snow packed. how is the route from LV till Williams - is it flat? @11:26 - is Williams to GC rail an option to consider to avoid snow roads??
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
We filmed this around Christmas time and wouldn't have needed chains but if you want to be absolutely sure the train is probably best. It wasn't sold out so you could always wait till close to your trip to decide so you'll have a better idea of the weather.
@samyvik2888 Yıl önce
@@SidetrackAdventures thank you!
@samyvik2888 Yıl önce
@@SidetrackAdventures Is williams train station at an elevation where it will snow and require snow chains? I ask because I am renting a car and generally they don't allow chains - so, I was thinking of driving till williams (assuming no chains needed ever) and then switching to train for the last leg where chain could be needed. make sense?
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
@@samyvik2888 It snows a lot in Williams but its all interstate to get there so unless conditions are really bad you will probably not need chains, and if conditions are bad enough they just close the road anyway.
@jasonblake2918 Yıl önce
Nice vid,I just moved to vegas from manhattan ,NYC to take care of my elderly mom,I will road trip with her to the Grand Canyon
@eileenirwin2778 Yıl önce
Fabulous video. Thank you.
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Glad you enjoyed it!
@davechristian7543 Yıl önce
Wow u must do some traveling my friend, i envy u big time as i have a lil van n am just starting to go on lil 3 days journeys, been going to the blue Mountains just an hours n half out of the Sydney CBD.- Heir in sydney we have the Warragamba Dam i think its the biggest on in Australia but not to sure but i no it was finished in 1960.
@theknowingcafe 4 aylar önce
nice video thanks for sharing
@babywatt1964 8 aylar önce
me and my wife are going to Vegas next week and we're going to the Canyon can't every since as a kid watching the Brady Bunch Grand canyon episode I always wanted to go lol.
@gdroege44 Aylar önce
Great video!
@atclb2356 4 aylar önce
What time you started at the strip and what time you reached the south rim, did you stay over night with all those stops and then head to the GC. next day?
@SidetrackAdventures 4 aylar önce
We started at the strip in the morning. Without stopping to film it takes about 4 1/2 hours.
@atclb2356 4 aylar önce
@@SidetrackAdventures so how did you film all that? I was like wow all that under 5 hours don't seems bad lol...we are a fly of 4 with 2 kids 13/7 yo..we plan on driving from the strip to GC, what stops would you recommed so we don't reach way late in the night near GC...thanks.
@tanya41277 2 aylar önce
Can you tell me how long i should plan to land in vegas, make a leisurely trip to the grand canyon and return to vegas in time to fly home? Hopefully getting a night or two in on the vegas strip? We will have 3 chilren in tow so not nedi g to gamble just see the sights in vegas
@SidetrackAdventures 2 aylar önce
It's about a 4 hour drive to the South Rim from Las Vegas, so it's going to be rough to drive back and forth in one day. Grand Canyon West is only a couple of hours away so that might work better for you. It's not the National Park but you still get some great views plus there is the skywalk.
@tanya41277 2 aylar önce
@SidetrackAdventures thank you. I was thinking maybe stay a night in a hotel near the south rim and make a 2 day trip of it. I appreciate your reply
@SidetrackAdventures 2 aylar önce
@@tanya41277 That's what I'd probably do. Williams isn't far and has quite a few hotels. There are some right outside the park too, and of course a few inside if you can get a reservation.
@leonajameson8902 Yıl önce
That was awesome
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Thank you.
@GhostRider-sc9vu 7 aylar önce
Wrong direction LV I15 through the Virgin River to St George then Ut 59-Az 389to Fredonia AZ/ Kanab Ut US89A to the north rim or on past Lees Ferry to US 89 to Cameron AZ AZ64 to south rim or alt US89 from Kanab thru Page to Cameron and the s rim. Longer but much more awesome scenery. Canyons you drive thru or cross Mesas you climb descend or just pass by.
@user-pb4xl5wj7s 6 aylar önce
Just to let you know the dam was full all the way up until the 2000 and you could take a paddle boat right up to the damn and get off and see the damn and visitor center
@kurtweiand7086 7 aylar önce
Wonder if Kirk Hemmet's been to that horror museum 🤔?
@MaryAnn-is8ku Yıl önce
How long does the trip take with the stops described here?
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Maybe about 8-10 hours. It just depends how much time you spend at each stop.
@jeffh3730 7 aylar önce
@@SidetrackAdventures8-10 hours to get there? Then you have the 4.5 hour drive back correct?
@ZubairKhan-zt1fh 11 aylar önce
Is there any tickets or parking fee to visit Hoover dam and canyon, if yes, how much?
@paulgerrard9227 2 aylar önce
Use google...
@justrelaxing1501 3 aylar önce
The best road trip from Vegas to the Grand Canyon would be to not go to Vegas at all and start from some place else.
@wilsonpicket8505 Yıl önce
Nice! Thank you!
@StarboardBow Yıl önce
Cool video. Just taking notes by watxhing good videos. Trting to get my channel to look good with good content. Thanks for your video.
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Thank you for the kind words.
@terrystephenson984 10 aylar önce
Love your videos, but I just don’t understand why you bring the music up so loud.
@steves7896 Yıl önce
5:57 Wow! ......scary.
@dezertraider Yıl önce
@SidetrackAdventures Yıl önce
Thank you too!
@tttyuhbbb9823 6 aylar önce
At 13:42 you were immediately greeted by the BUTT of an ELK! 😀😃🤣😅😆
@richardfabrizio8998 2 aylar önce
That was cool
@halobrute123 10 aylar önce
@karenughoc2849 2 aylar önce
Music is too loud
@ralphballtrip2214 Aylar önce
She passed away four years ago. We had good Together
@jerrysullivan8424 Yıl önce
I also listen to Justin, thank you for the video.
@Jennifer-007 8 aylar önce
Wow beautiful picture, what camera were you using?
@marysketch4772 Aylar önce
Great video!
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