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Recommended routes National parks of the American West


Recommended routes National parks of the American West

10-15 days in the American West

The classics

For a 1st trip in 3 days) and return via Los Angeles.

  • Yosemite (2 days)
  • Death Valley (crossing and overnight stopover)
  • Las Vegas (1 day)
  • Zion (1 day)
  • Bryce Canyon (2 days)
  • Lake Powell and Antelope Canyons (2 days)
  • Monument Valley (1 day)
  • Grand Canyon (2 days)
  • And of course 3 days to finish in Los Angeles (city treated in the California Routard, like San Francisco).

Best of Utah and Arizona Parks

A loop from Las Vegas:



  • Zion (1 day)
  • Bryce Canyon (2 days)
  • Capitol Reef (1 day)
  • Moab (Gateway to Canyonlands and Arches; 3 days)
  • Monument Valley (1 day)
  • Lake Powell and Antelope Canyons (2 days)
  • Grand Canyon (2 days)
  • Return to Las Vegas via a short stretch of Route 66

In the footsteps of the Indians

  • Grand Canyon (3 days)
  • Hopi reserves and the canyon of Chelly (1 day)
  • Monument Valley (2 days)
  • Mesa Verde and Aztec Ruins (1-2 days)
  • Taos (1 day)
  • Santa Fe (2 days).

Colorado with the family

A loop route from Denver with reasonable mileage and varied and fun pleasures: Far West atmosphere, little steam train, ghost villages sleeping since the gold rush, wilderness ...


  • Denver (1-2 days)
  • Rocky Mountain National Park (2 days)
  • Cripple Creek and Victor (1 day)
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park (1 day)
  • Durango and Silverton (1 day)
  • Mesa Verde and Aztec Ruins which is in New Mexico (2 days)
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison (1 day).

3 weeks and more in the American West

100% natural

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  • Grand Canyon (3 days)
  • Lake Powell and Antelope Canyons (2 days)
  • Monument Valley (1 day)
  • Moab (3-4 days to discover Arches and Canyonlands and go down Colorado)
  • Bryce Canyon and Zion (3 days)
  • Stopover in Las Vegas (1 day) to catch a flight to Salt Lake City.
  • From there 3 days)
  • Yellowstone (4 days, with 2 different drop points in the park)
    • Possible extension in a ranch
  • Return to Salt Lake City to catch the plane.

A concentrate of the American West

From San Francisco (2 days):



  • Yosemite (2-3 days)
  • Death Valley Crossing (1 day)
  • Las Vegas (1 day), Zion (1 day)
  • Bryce Canyon (1-2 days)
  • Moab (2-3 days for Arches and Colorado Descent + 1-2 days for Canyonlands)
  • Mesa Verde (1 day)
  • Monument Valley (1 day)
  • Page (Lake Powell, Antelope Canyons; 2 days)
  • Grand Canyon (3 days)
  • Return via Los Angeles (2-3 days)


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