Grand Canyon National Park & Painted Desert 5 - 7 Day Experience
The Grand Canyon and Painted Desert experience includes National Parks, geologic landmarks, sites and artifacts of early civilization in North America.
Departing Las Vegas, you’ll travel along segments of Historic Route 66, the Mother Road of earlier travelers between Chicago and Los Angeles. Walk along the rim of the Grand Canyon as you view the mighty Colorado River one mile below.
Visit Sunset Crater, the youngest volcanic eruption in Northern Arizona. Peer into the depth of Meteor Crater, the best preserved meteorite impact site on earth.
Explore cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and touch fossils of trees that grew thousands of years ago in the Petrified Forest National Park.
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Route 66
- Petrified Forest National Park
- Painted Desert
- Sunset Crater
- Meteor Crater
Day 1. Departing Las Vegas you’ll see Historic Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in North America. Arriving at Grand Canyon National Park you can walk along the rim trail, viewing the mighty Colorado River one mile below. Before dinner, experience the setting sun on the distant canyon wall.
Day 2. Photograph canyon walls and the Colorado River from Grandview and Desert View before driving to Flagstaff.
Day 3. Visit the Museum of Northern Arizona, a repository for Native American history and artifacts of the Colorado Plateau. Walk among cliff dwellings occupied and abandoned by Sinagua, the ancient civilization in Walnut Canyon National Monument.
Day 4. Touch fossils, stone remnants of a standing forest about 225 million years ago. The Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert protect this colorful landscape.
Day 5. Experience a narrated guided walk along the rim of Meteor Crater the largest meteorite impact center in the United States.
Additional Options - Arizonia: Flagstaff, Grand Canyon Caverns, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon Railway, La Posada Hotel, Meteor Crater, Museum of Northern Arizona, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park, Route 66, Sightseeing Flight over Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Wupatki National Monument.