Las  Vegas  to Grand Canyon Road Trip

With more than 5 million visitors a year, Grand Canyon National Park is the second most visited National Park in the U.S. With 42 million visitors in 2019 and nearly 20 million in pandemic-ravaged 2020, Las Vegas is also one of the most visited spots in the country.

Remember, it’s not just about the destination, but the journey. Here’s how to get from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon and some fantastic sites worth stopping for along the way.

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon Driving Time

Directions from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon  - 281 Miles  - Between 4 and 4.5 Hours

Stop at Lake Mead

No journey from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon is complete without at least a brief stop at Lake Mead.

Stop at the Hoover Dam

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Take a pit stop at the Hoover Dam and learn about its history and the men who built it at the Visitor Center. You can also take tours to learn more about how the dam operates.

Stop in Seligman, Arizona

Seligman is a small town located just a short detour off I-40 and is notable as the birthplace of Route 66. A stop in Seligman will take you back in time with its neon signs, diners, and classic cars.

Last stop in  Williams, Arizona

Before you head north for the final leg of your journey to the Grand Canyon, consider stopping into Williams. Williams touts itself as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon and retains that old-town charm as part of the string of stops along Route 66.

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