This is just a short suggested round-trip itinerary for those who don’t have a lot of time but during your stay in Las Vegas, want to see the Grand Canyon – not by a fleeting over-fly but really “on the ground”! You may, of course, extend the trip if you wish and stay longer to explore some more of the magnificent National Parks in the area like Zion and Bryce.
Renting a motorhome for this trip boasts many benefits. Your motorhome gives you access to all main tourist areas. When visiting places such as the Grand Canyon or Zion National Park, you are able to overnight within the grounds of the parks and usually at a minimal cost. Aside from the National or State Parks, practically all of the tourist sites and sights that have drawn you here have welcoming Motorhome Parks right there.
What's Not Included
- Security deposit of US$500 is payable on pick up with valid credit card
- Camping chairs
- Campground fees
*Motorhome rental prices are subject to change on a constant basis due to inventory fluctuations. Early booking ensures lower rates and availability, particularly for one-way rentals.
Las Vegas Arrival
The Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park
Day 1 Las Vegas Arrival
Arrival Las Vegas. Transfer independently to your hotel for your overnight stay. Should you wish to extend your stay in Las Vegas, this can be arranged for an additional charge.
Day 2 Blake Ranch
Transfer to Cruise America RV Rental location to collect your motorhome in Las Vegas and make your way directly to Blake Ranch for your first night. You will cross into Arizona at the Hoover Dam but we suggest you stop and visit here on your return journey. It is possible that you will have a Homeland Security check as you pass through this area – nothing scary but there’s a few million gallons of Colorado River behind that dam.
115 miles to Kingman via Hoover Dam
Visit the old silver mining town of Chloride.
Suggested overnight campground: Blake Ranch RV
Day 3 The Grand Canyon
You’re headed for Williams and The Grand Canyon Railway RV park which adjoins their railway depot and hotel to form a pleasant resort area. The hotel’s indoor pool and Jacuzzi, as well as the bar and restaurant, are available to RV guests too.
100 miles to Grand Canyon Railway
Visit Planes of Fame, the Williams aircraft museum, or the Flintstones’ Bedrock City.
Suggested overnight campground: The Train lodging RV Park
Day 4 Grand Canyon National Park
The highlight of this little tour will be when you stand at the rim of this magnificent National Park. No photograph, painting or film begins to capture it: you just have to carry the memory away with you. We recommend the Mather campground which has showers and toilets though no electrical hook-ups. Do take an unforgettable helicopter trip over or into the Canyon.
55 miles to the Grand Canyon Camper Village
Visit the Canyons rim as the sun goes down but be sure to be there again at first light.
Suggested overnight campground: Grand Canyon Camper Village
Day 5 Sedona
Continue on I-40 to Flagstaff and then go south on I-17 toward the Coconino National Forest until you turn off for Sedona and your home for tonight, Rancho Sedona. It’s walking distance from the town’s restaurants, shops and galleries and in the heart of stunning red rock formations.
110 miles to Sedona
Visit Oak Creek Canyon; sometimes described as the Grand Canyon’s little cousin
Suggested overnight campground: Rancho Sedona
Day 6 Seligman
Today you are going to loop round through Prescott National Forest, and back up to Seligman. Its about a four hour drive and, along the way, the museums of western art and Indian artifacts in Prescott are worth a visit as is Sharlot Hall, the first territorial governor’s mansion. Just past Ash Fork, you will re-join Route 66 and it’s only a short way along to your KOA Campground.
130 miles to Seligman and the start of Historic Route 66
Visit the picturesque mining town of Jerome.
Suggested overnight campground: Selligman KOA (Kampground of America)
Day 7 Fort Beale
There’s not much of Route 66 left “from Chicago to LA” but one of the longest sections remaining will take you on the scenic drive through Peach Springs , on the edge of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, to Kingman. You’re headed for the Fort Beale RV Park.
90 miles to Kingman
Visit Grand Canyon Caverns, so named because the air travels sixty miles underground from the Canyon itself
Suggested overnight campground: Fort Beale RV Park
Day 8 Hoover Dam
This is the time to spend a while at the Hoover Dam. There is so much to see and admire in this amazing man-made structure that channels the mighty Colorado River through turbines at eighty five miles an hour to create power for much of three states. We think we have found you the nicest campground in Las Vegas for your final night.
100 miles to Las Vegas
Visit Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Nearly 2,500 square miles of both Nevada and Arizona and 550 miles of stunning shoreline.
Suggested overnight campground: Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort
What is touring in a Motorhome really like?
Freedom…Stay in one place as little or as long as you want. No set times for breakfast or dinner. No unpacking and repacking every day.
Flexibility…Chose either to follow one of our suggested itineraries or design your own. Not so keen on a place when you get there? No problem…all aboard and on to the next location.
Access…When visiting places such as the Grand Canyon or Zion National Park, you are able to overnight within the grounds of the parks and usually at a minimal cost. Aside from the National or State Parks, practically all of the tourist sites and sights that have drawn you here have welcoming Motorhome Parks right there.
Nature…Wake up to the sound of birds and a view of a vast mountain range. Step outside and take a deep breath of mountain or sea air. Relax with the family and eat breakfast in the sunshine. Then head out to your chosen destination for a full day of family fun. There is never any rush…and it doesn’t get better than that.
Cruise America offer four different types of motorhome:
T17 Truck Camper: Sleeps 3 people, length 6.15 metres
C19 Compact Motorhome: Sleeps family up to 3 people, length 6.15 metres
C25 Standard Motorhome: Sleeps family up to 5, length 7.3-7.6 metres
C30 Large Motorhome: Sleeps family up to 7 people, lenght 8.8-9.1 metres
All Cruise America’s motorhomes have a refrigerator and freezer. They all have a hob and a microwave and cupboards for food storage in the kitchen area. All have a shower, basin and flush toilet. Waste water from the bathroom and kitchen goes into two on-board holding tanks when you are not hooked up to mains drainage at a campground.
Cruise America also provides a Personal Kit with personal bedding and towels and a Kitchen Kit of pots and pans and crockery.
All Cruise America vehicles come with power steering, power brakes and automatic transmission. If you drive a manual vehicle at home, it will take you seconds to get the hang of forgetting your left foot and just using the on/off pedals – the power and the brake.
From our own experience, the vehicle length has never been a problem – it just seems to follow
you! Just be sure to make your turns wide. The vehicle width takes a little while to get used to,
but by day two you will be driving your motorhome like a professional! You don’t need a special license – all you need is to be 25 years of age or older and possess a valid driver’s license and a major credit card.
Campground rates vary based on time of year and what facilities they offer. Generally you can expect to pay between $10 and $50 per night.
A partial list of commonly found facilities would include: electric, water, sewer hook-ups, washer, dryer, swimming pool, playground, BBQ pits, on-site convenience store.
If wanting to stay near big attractions – Disney, Universal Studios, Niagara Falls – or close to popular cities or in the National Parks, we would always recommend advance booking for campgrounds. Otherwise, if travelling in July and August booking ahead is a very good idea also.