One of my favorite things about transitioning into the blog life has been all of the excuses to take photos! I’ve been a bit obsessed with having my iPhone camera in my hand basically since I moved to San Francisco in 2012, and have been just enamored with learning all about how to choose a DSLR (I went mirrorless), and playing with all the gadgets on my SonyA6000 since making the purchase. Such a fun, creative juxtaposition from selling office equipment (seriously gross)!
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
Distance: 260 miles. Trip time: 4 hours. Pitstops made: 5. Actual trip time: 7 hours. Regrets: ZERO.
Leave it to me to nearly double the amount of time between destinations, but what’s the point of a road trip if you don’t stop to enjoy the scenery?! The drive from Vegas to the Grand Canyon is not something I was particularly looking forward to, so naturally it ended up being one of my favorite parts of the entire month’s adventures. The progression of the land from Scenic U.S. Route 93 east to I-40 and north is so gorgeous — desert flatlands turn to red rocks, roadside shrubbery turns from neutral sands to lush yellow flowers, purple stems and the road slowly transforms into steep, windy paths that narrow between emerging canyon walls. The drive itself is a vacation!
It can be tempting to rock right through the journey, but if time is on your side here are 5 Vegas to Grand Canyon pitstops worth making along the way: