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With family in Vegas, I go about twice a year...

Drive to Zion from Vegas. Two hours.

With six days, use Springdale as your base. Check the hotels there now ... they will get booked as that is getting to be peak and they will be pricey. Check Driftwood Lodge, the LaQuinta and the Desert Pearl. An awesome little inn, that serves a great breakfast to your room each day, is the Red Rock Inn. Good people too. I've stayed at all of these, but there are many others... check Trivago for rates. Springdale has a number of good restaurants and gallerys to peruse as well. Easily can spend a half day to full day enjoying the town.

I would avoid the Canyon and the North rim... to get to the main areas on the rim it's going to eat up too much of your time and with so many other great sights to see and experience I would highly recommend you focus on those. The places you could get to on the North Rim more quickly are extremely remote and you will need a high clearance 4 x 4.

Bryce is an 1:45 drive from Springdale and is a perfect day trip. Leave early, knock around Bryce Canyon for awhile and head back.

Another spot that is a day trip is Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon ... both are very close to Page, Ariz. Two hour drive from Springdale. Horseshoe Bend is a walk up and is an awesome sight at sunrise or sunset. AC is amazing and will be busy. It is on Navajo land and you have to go with a tour guide. Adventurous Antelope is who I have used. It's worth it... truly a unique place that is amazing.

If you are a hiker, let me know and I will give you all the hikes to do in and around Zion that will easily fill up the rest of your time.

(In response to this post by DavidsonWho)

Posted: 03/19/2017 at 11:11AM


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