About 250 km/160 miles to the north-east from Las Vegas, you will reach the "Zion National Park" in Utah. The Virgin River has created the "Zion Canyon" and exposed vast rock formations which vary in color. The canyon is green, while the surrounding area is rather dry.
The "Bryce Canyon National Park" is approx. 130 km/80 miles to the north-east of "Zion National Park". Bizarre rock columns called "Hoodoos" offer an incredible panorama. There are numerous viewpoints along the road that follows the rim. You can also hike the "Rim Trail" or descend into the canyons.
The "Route 66" from Chicago to Los Angeles became obsolete by the construction of the Highways. A trip on the "66" is like a nostalgic journey through the American past. There is a section of the historic "Route 66" just to the south of Las Vegas. Between the towns of Seligman and Kingman in Arizona, the "Historic Route 66" is still preserved.
National parks of the USA
The most famous national parks of the USA are in the south-west, in the states of Utah, Arizona and California. From Las Vegas you can visit the national parks: Grand Canyon (North), Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon (South). If you drive to California you can explore the "Death Valley" or visit the Mojave Desert. National parks in the north of California, like the Yosemite National Park, you'll find on San Francisco > Nature.
If you want to ride on a horse, in this unique landscape, just like a cowboy / girl, you can book a tour at Canyon Trail Rides: