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Old 02-04-2018, 10:22 PM   #1
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BC to Grand Canyon

We'll be heading south for the last 2 weeks of March, from Vancouver to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Any route ideas, stellar campgrounds, amazing hikes or must sees between here and there would be greatly appreciated.
(We know it'll be a rushed trip, but our vacation time is limited to school breaks so we'll be making the most of every minute!)
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:56 PM   #2
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I would suggest visiting other parks as time allows. Bryce, Cedar Breaks, Zion should not be too far off your route.
Also, it will probably be chilly. We were at Bryce in April during a snow storm.
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:17 AM   #3
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I’m heading through that area March 4 - 20th. Major National Parks have been booked full for 6 months. If you don’t have a reservation you won’t be able to camp unless you try for the first come site early in the morning before 9:00 am. I would suggest looking at the state parks along your route. Here is a guide: https://engage.active.com/uploads/co...069-b3q5lq.pdf

Also Campendium is a great resource for scoping out camp sites. https://www.campendium.com

Good luck!
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Old 02-05-2018, 01:53 AM   #4
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If you like good tourist traps go to Lava Beds National Monument, Valley of Fire State Park, Virginia City and Hoover Dam. And if you go from Zion National Park be sure to take Hwy 9 to Bryce Canyon, a beautiful drive and the longest tunnel Iíve ever driven through. When youíre at the Grand Canyon try and take the mule ride to the bottom, it is spectacular, assuming youíre not afraid of heights. (No one as died riding those mules Ė yet) You are going a bit early in the season so bring warm clothes. Especially Bryce Canyon because it is quite high up.
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:18 AM   #5
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Utah has 5 National Parks, all within a days drive on another, see here GrandCircle.org - Home
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:04 AM   #6
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As far as the mule rides to bottom of Grand Canyon .When we were there many years ago there was a 165lb limit on going .My dad couldn't go so we didn't go .
I've heard it is a nice ride . We could't go on the donkey rides in Santorini Greece either .I guess I could blame it on genetics or Sam Adams?
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:47 AM   #7
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As far as the mule rides to bottom of Grand Canyon .When we were there many years ago there was a 165lb limit on going .My dad couldn't go so we didn't go .
I've heard it is a nice ride .
I know there is a weight limit but it's higher than 165lb because I'm 210lb and was able to go.
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Well I still canít go Maybe the muleteam were supersized at Mc Donaldís
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Years ago there was a 2 year wait list for the mule train, glad I missed it.
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