The Grand Canyon from the North Rim Lodge.

Las Vegas to Twentynine Palms via Zion

It’s hard to find a three day ride that packs as many sights as this.  Start from Las Vegas to enjoy riding through four amazing locations – the Grand Canyon; the famous western movie film location of Kanab UT; Zion National Park; and Hoover Dam. 

The ride on day 1 winds through the Lake Mead National Recreation area heading toward Zion National Park.  Miles are low giving plenty of time to stop for photos and take in the spectacular scenery in Zion.  Spend some time in Kanab as well.  Visit the Parry Lodge in Kanab, a National Historic Landmark containing a diverse collection of early western movie paraphernalia.   It’s also an old-school hotel with modern touches.  

Day 2 takes you to the Grand Canyon North Rim.  The park road is a fun set of twisty turns through a variety of forested terrain.  The North Rim visitors center features a historic lodge and amenities with plenty of walking trails to explore.  Then head back down the same twisty entrance road and on to Flagstaff to end the day.

The third day of this tour takes you out of Flagstaff and onto historic Route 66.  You’ll find plenty of old hotels, filling stations, and other signs of an earlier time when Route 66 was the main road from Chicago to Los Angeles California.  This tour has you turning north at Kingman Arizona to make a stop at Hoover Dam.  From there you can opt to loop back to Las Vegas or continue on to Twentynine Palms California just outside Joshua Tree National Park.

We love this tour for the balance of great roads and great sights.  You’ll talk about this one for years.

Las Vegas to Twentynine Palms Tour Plan

Day 1 Las Vegas to Kanab
WaypointMiles to WaypointRide TimeNotes

Depart from Las Vegas toward NV 147

19.1

0:35

 

Connect with NV-167 to Moapa NV

67.2

1:22

 

Moapa NV

90.0

1:27

 

Hurricane UT

22.0

0:29

 

Springdale UT

42.6

1:05

The next 40 miles wind though Zion National Park.

Kanab UT

 

 

 

Daily Miles & Riding Time

240.9

4:58

 

Map from Las Vegas to Kanab
512Map data ©2021 Google – Las Vegas to Kanab through Zion National Park.
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Day 2 Kanab to Flagstaff via The Grand Canyon
WaypointMiles to WaypointRide TimeNotes

Leave Kanab for the Grand Canyon North Rim AZ

81.5

1:59

 

Grand Canyon North Rim

84.5

2:01

 

Head back to Marble Canyon AZ

124

2:05

 

Flagstaff AZ

 

 

 

Daily Miles & Riding Time

290

6:05

 

Map from Kanab to Flagstaff
Map data ©2021 Google – The road to the Grand Canyon North Rim is long but a fun ride.
Day 3 Flagstaff to Twentynine Palms via Hoover Dam
WaypointMiles to WaypointRide TimeNotes

Leave Flagstaff

58.3

0:57

 

Little Pineveta Tank AZ

53.3

0:55

Enjoy historic Route 66.

Peach Springs AZ

50.2

0:53

 

Kingman AZ

75.2

1:15

 

Hoover Dam NV

49.0

0:47

At this point you are just 37 miles below Las Vegas should you want to end the ride where it began.

Searchlight NV

52.7

0:51

 

Needles CA

49.7

0:53

 

Vidal Junction CA

92.1

1:26

 

Twentynine Palms CA

 

 

You may remeber the song 29 Palms recorded by Robert Plant about this town.

Daily Miles & Riding Time

480.5

8:40

 

Map from Flagstaff to Twentynine Palms
Map data ©2021 Google – Dropping by Hoover Dam is a worthwhile diversion on the ride from Flagstaff to Twentynine Palms.

Enjoy the ride.  Let us know what you think.  We’re always looking for new ideas. 

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