The Cowboy Trail

Itinerary summary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Las Vegas
  • Day 2 : Las Vegas / Zion (262 km / 02h39)
  • Day 3 : Zion
  • Day 4 : Zion / Bryce Canyon (133 km / 01h43)
  • Day 5 : Bryce Canyon / Monument Valley (441 km / 04h31)
  • Day 6 : Monument Valley / Grand Canyon (289 km / 03h11)
  • Day 7 : Grand Canyon
  • Day 8 : Grand Canyon / Kingman (275 km / 02h37)
  • Day 9 : Kingman / Las Vegas (175 km / 01h46)

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Detailed itinerary

 

Day 1 :  Arrival in Las Vegas

Welcome to that most eccentric of Western US destinations, Las Vegas.

Begin your stay by visiting the top of the Stratosphere for a panoramic view of the city.

And be sure to enjoy the impressive Bellagio fountain show, an iconic Las vegas attraction.

Accommodation
Economic: Hilton Grand Vacations Suites
Standard:
Superior: Bellagio Hotel   Coup de Coeur Authentik
Optional activity(ies)
  • KÀ | Cirque du Soleil
  • The Strip by limousine
  • Helicopter flight over the Strip
  • Love | Cirque du Soleil  Coup de Coeur Authentik
  • Day trip to Death Valley

Day 2 :  Las Vegas / Zion  (262 km / 02h39)

Breakfast and morning free in Las Vegas. You can pick up your motorhome between 1 and 3 p.m.

And let your American road trip adventure begin! Your destination today is Zion National Park.

The area was named by the early Mormon settlers, for whom Zion meant "paradise", a name inspired by the unearthly beauty of the surroundings.

Accommodation
Economic: Zion National Park Watchman Campground   Coup de Coeur Authentik
Family: Zion Canyon Campground

Day 3 :  Zion  

Discover Zion on board the free shuttle bus, which will take you along the 13 kilometre long Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

We recommend walking the Court of the Patriarchs trail for a view of the Patriarchs, three sandstone peaks more than 2000 metres high.

Continue along the scenic route to the Narrows, the narrowest section of the canyon.

Accommodation
Economic: Zion National Park Watchman Campground   Coup de Coeur Authentik
Family: Zion Canyon Campground

Day 4 :  Zion / Bryce Canyon  (133 km / 01h43)

Today's destination is Bryce Canyon, one of the most spectacular national parks in the American Southwest.

Bryce Canyon National Park is a forest of tall, thin spires of sandstone ("hoodoos") scattered across a giant natural amphitheater.

Hiking enthusiasts won't want to miss Queen's Garden, where they will be able to take a close look at the rocky columns and arches. It's like being in another world.

Sunset Point offers breathtaking views of the canyon amphitheatre, with the best light occurring at sunset.

Accommodation
Economic: Ruby's Inn Campground
Family: Bryce Valley KOA

Day 5 :  Bryce Canyon / Monument Valley  (441 km / 04h31)

The adventure continues towards Monument Valley, home of some of the most iconic landscapes of the Far West and Hollywood westerns.

Be sure to take the "Monument Valley scenic drive" and discover the beauty of this legendary region. However, the unpaved road is not recommended for motorhomes. You would be better off hiring a local Navajo guide who will take you on a tour in his jeep.

John Ford Point is the best viewpoint in the park, and the most accessible. There is no reason to miss it!

Accommodation
Economic: Goulding's Lodge Campground   Coup de Coeur Authentik
Optional activity(ies)
  • Horseback Riding with a Navajo guide  Coup de Coeur Authentik
  • Monument Valley Jeep Tour
  • Guided hike with a Navajo

Day 6 :  Monument Valley / Grand Canyon  (289 km / 03h11)

Today you head for the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the most impressive section of this natural wonder.

Begin your discovery of the Grand Canyon at Mather Point, which offers the most spectacular views of the park. Despite the crowds of visitors, an awed silence reigns before the majesty of the Grand Canyon.

Accommodation
Economic: Grand Canyon Mather Campground
Family:
Optional activity(ies)
  • IMAX Grand Canyon
  • Jeep Tour at sunset

Day 7 :  Grand Canyon  

You won't want to miss Hermit Road while in Grand Canyon National Park.

Along this scenic route, which is accessible on foot or by shuttle bus, be sure to visit Mohave Point. This designated viewpoint offers panoramic views towards the west; you will have the impression that you are floating above the Grand Canyon.

Desert View Drive at sunset is another must-see experience of extraordinary beauty.  Highlights include Lipan Point, with its spectacular and colourful vistas.

Accommodation
Economic: Grand Canyon Mather Campground
Family:
Optional activity(ies)
  • Helicopter flight over Grand Canyon  Coup de Coeur Authentik
  • Guided Hike

Day 8 :  Grand Canyon / Kingman  (275 km / 02h37)

Today's destination is Kingman, the heart of historic Route 66.

Along the way you will experience the legendary Route 66. Be sure to stop in the old railroad mining town of Hackberry with its general store, diners, motels, old gas stations and vintage advertisements.

Accommodation
Economic: Kingman KOA

Day 9 :  Kingman / Las Vegas  (175 km / 01h46)

This morning you head back to "Sin City", Las Vegas.

Just a few hours left to enjoy your American vacation.

You return your motorhome before 11 a.m. and then head for the Las Vegas airport, where you board your return flight.

It's time to leave the land of Uncle Sam, full of memories that will last a lifetime!!!

Optional stay(s)
  • Stay in New York