Hike the Bryce Amphitheater. With dozens of trails creating thousands of loop options, it’s hard to go wrong hiking among the Dr. Seussian Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon.
Rent a luxury Sprinter campervan out of Vegas with Moterra Campervans this Fall or Spring, and experience the wonder of the Desert Southwest. With Death Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion and the Grand Canyon all within a day’s reach of Las Vegas, it might be hard to decide where to start! Pick up your luxury Mercedes Campervan just a short ride from the airport from March until June (our Spring Season), and again in September through November (our Fall Season) while the weather is at its most pleasant and roads are typically free from snow.
POPULAR TRIPS IN THIS REGION
Las Vegas, NV
Fall 2020: September – November
Spring 2021: February – May
Zion National Park | 160 miles
Bryce Canyon National Park | 230 miles
Grand Canyon National Park | 270 miles
Lake Powell | 270 miles
Death Valley | 150 miles
Bryce Canyon National Park
Known for its massive amphitheater packed with hoodoos, an appropriately bizarre name for an incredibly weird and beautiful rock formation. These irregularly shaped columns populate the landscape, a strange stone audience watching seasons melt into years, into millenia. The canyon is also home to miles and miles of trails, fascinating educational programming from the rangers, and the most spectacular arrays of starry night sky that you are likely to see. Find your way into this massive amphitheater of the ages and lose yourself in the vast space of geological time and beauty.
Sign up for the amazing educational programming offered by Bryce’s Rangers, including geology talks, full moon hikes, and stargazing through a powerful telescope.
Park the Van and set up camp at the North or Sunset campgrounds and enjoy free shuttle service to the best the park has to offer.
Hit the dusty trail on horseback with guided tours leaving daily to get lost on trails in use for generations.
Zion National Park
A trip into Zion National Park is a journey into another universe, complete with places whose names seem to have been ripped from the pages of a fantasy novel. Surrounded by outlandish rock formations, aquamarine rivers, and a fascinating variety of plants and animals, you truly feel transported to a mythical land. Home to some of the worlds best rock climbing, extensive hiking and trail systems, and crystal clear rivers, get lost in Zion and you won’t want to leave.
If you have ever wanted to go “canyoneering” Zion is the place to do it, with options for novices and experts that will take you through some of the most amazing terrain you will ever see.
Wander the ancient trails of Kolob Canyon or hike up The Narrows from the Temple of Sinawava.
Climb in the hand and footholds of giants on Zion’s legendary rock routes.
Ride the Pa’rus trail through wildflowers, crossing rivers and surrounded by rock formations more beautiful and bizarre than the next.
The Grand Canyon
The gut-wrenching, vertigo-inducing drop as the earth disappears beneath you into an impossible chasm is legendary. To describe it is to invite failure as it simply resists all attempts to capture its truly expansive reach and depth. Once you’ve had your slack-jawed gape at the rim, dive deeper into the canyon and be amazed as it continues to offer marvel after marvel. Explore on foot, by mule or raft, or even through the air and you will still never see every corner of the canyon, but you can certainly try.
Descend the steep, rocky sides to impossible depths to gain a new perspective on this immense natural feature.
1-Day flatwater tours via the Colorado river are available from several outfitters to provide a relaxed and cool way to experience the canyon.
Cruise the paved pathway of the South Rim on two wheels for an incomparable ride.
Looking for a new angle on a classic? How about a leap of faith into the worlds greatest canyon at 136 miles per hour.
Snaking river canyons, brilliant blue waters, teeming with fish, Lake Powell is an unbelievable aquatic destination, although not without some controversy. Finished in 1963, the Glen Canyon Dam turned an area almost the size of the Grand Canyon itself into a vast and intricate lake and river system, burying archaeological sites and a canyon system that, some argued, almost rivaled the Grand itself. While debates still rage regarding the value and impact of the dam compared to what now lies beneath the waters, what is undeniable is the beauty of this incredible place.
Paddle the smooth aquamarine waters and lose yourself in the labyrinthine passageways walled with smooth red sandstone.
Turn on the 4×4 and get to the Coyote Gulch trailhead for an epic hike to the Jacob Hamblin Arch.
Pull out your rod and start casting with a clear conscience as you reel in invasive bass, crappie, and walleye to help clear the way for native species.
Relieve the sometimes oppressive heat of the Arizona sun with a day spent in clear blue waters that can reach as high as 80 degrees.
With summer temperatures regularly reaching as high as 120 degrees, Death Valley is one of those places that earns its name. Settlers and native alike learned to be wary of this desert, often the hottest place in the US, but also one of its most beautiful. Rare spring super blooms paint the desert in striking colors, sand dunes rise and fall like the Sahara, and the lowest point in the country rises up to its highest just 80 miles away. With our desert season taking place outside of the summer’s hottest months, you are perfectly poised to see Death Valley at its best in a vehicle built to thrive in hard places.
Wander on the ancient seabeds of North America’s lowest point in the Badwater Basin, an expansive salt flat that sits 282 feet below sea level.
Venture out into the desert in your rugged, 4×4 enabled Sprinter van. Grab a map from the Death Valley Natural History Association and hit the road, but don’t forget the name. You’ll want to be prepared for whatever happens in one of the hottest places on Earth.
Gravel, pavement, or rutted rocks, there’s something here for everyone, just don’t forget to hydrate!
Multiple stables in the valley offer group trail rides to explore the area on horseback.