8 days in Boulder City & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

8 days in Boulder City & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Boulder City & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  45​min
1
Boulder City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Denver

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Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Hoover Dam has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the engineering at Hoover Dam and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder City itinerary maker tool .

Las Vegas to Boulder City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 102°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

7
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hermit Trail and Powell Point. Navajo Bridge and Grand Canyon Railway Depot will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Grand Canyon National Park to go to Marble Canyon and see Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Mohave Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and hike along Rim Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday tool .

You can drive from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Boulder City in June, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail

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