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Old 01-28-2015, 10:30 PM
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Friendly reminder about the event.

PDF Itinerary:
http://www.raddrives.com/drives/_roa... Itinerary.pdf


Also the itinerary below is the final one we are following. We made a change as one of the last stops on the original plan requires a 4x4. So unless you have the offroad mode in your sports car we made a destination change =)

Website registration page has the current info.

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Itinerary for the 2015 Epic Drive South West Road Trip: June 1st – 9th 2015

We will be starting this adventure in Henderson, Nevada. To make it as easy on everyone as we can, we worked out a group rate with Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Las Vegas/Henderson. The hotel also provides a hot breakfast, which is included in the rate, so we will have plenty of fuel for the adventure ahead.

Date: May 31st, 2015
Address: Hawthorn Suites - 910 South Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV 89015 US

Day 1: Hover Dam Grand Canyon Caverns, and Planes of Fame Museum

The planned stops for this day are as follows. We will be covering 361 miles for the day. This is one of the longer driving days but as mentioned, these roads allow for “higher” cruising speeds, so time will be cut down.

Date: June 1st 2015
Address: 910 South Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV 89015 US
Depart: 8:00am - drive start

Stop one

Address: Hoover Dam – Hoover Dam Road
Time: 8:20am – 10:30am

Lunch stop will be in Dolan Springs
Time: ~11:30am- 1 hour stop for lunch

Stop two

Address: Grand Canyon Caverns - Arizona 66
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Address: Planes of Fame Museum
Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm

End of Day

Address: Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn - 100 Highway 64, Grand Canyon, AZ ‎ 86023
Time: ~ 6:00pm
Dinner: 7:00pm - Big E Steakhouse & Saloon - 365 State Highway 64, Tusayan, AZ 8602

Day Two: Grand Canyon

The day will be spent seeing the sights of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Participants are welcome to stay together or go off on their own adventure. Dinner will be arranged at the below location.

Start of day

For those who want to hike the trails around the Grand Canyon as a group, be in the lobby of the hotel at 8:00am to start the day.

End of Day

Time: ~ 6:00pm- Back to the hotel to clean up
Dinner: 7:00pm - Canyon Star Steakhouse and Saloon - 149 Arizona 64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023

Day Three: North Rim and Drive to Zion

Start of day

Address: Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn - 100 Highway 64, Grand Canyon, AZ ‎ 86023
Time: 8:00am Departure

Stop one and Lunch Stop:

Address: Grand Canyon Lodge - Arizona 67, North Rim, AZ 86052
Time: ~12:00 – Lunch - Grand Canyon Lodge Dining Room for lunch, North Rim, AZ 86052
Time: 3:00pm- Depart for Zion

Stop two:

Address: Moqui Cave - 4518 U.S. 89, Kanab, UT 84741
Time: 5:00 – 5:20pm

End of Day

Address: Quality Inn At Zion Park - 479 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale, UT 84767
Time: 6:20pm
Dinner: 7:00pm – Zion Pizza & Noodle Co. - 868 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale, UT 84767



Day Four: Zion Canyon and Drive to Bryce Canyon

Participants are welcome to spend the day touring the Zion National Park. There are plenty of short trails and tour buses to see the park. You are welcome to stay in a group or make your own way through the park. Lunch will be on your own for the day.

----Start of day

For those who want to hike the trails around Zion as a group be in the lobby of the hotel at 8:00am to start the day.

Group departure for Bryce Canyon
Time: 5:00pm

End of day
Address: Fosters Motel - 1150 Highway 12, Bryce, UT 84764
time: ~6:00pm arrive at hotel
Dinner: 7:00pm – Foster's Family Steak House - Utah 12, Bryce, UT 84764

Day Five: Bryce Canyon

Participants will spend the day touring Bryce Canyon. There are multiple overlooks as well as short to moderate hikes for the group to explore.

----Start of day

Time: 8:00am depart for the park
Boxed lunch will be arranged for the group

End of day

Address: Fosters Motel - 1150 Highway 12, Bryce, UT 84764
Time: ~6:00pm arrive at hotel
Dinner: 7:00pm – Cowboy's Buffet and Steak Room - 26 South Main Street, Bryce Canyon, UT 84764

Day Six: Petrified Forest, Capitol Reed, and drive to Moab

Start of day

Address: Fosters Motel - 1150 Highway 12, Bryce, UT 84764
Time: 8:00am - Depart for Moab

Stop one

Address: Escalante Petrified Forest State Park - 710 North Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am - Petrified Forest

Planned Lunch Stop

Address: Slackers -- 165 E Main St, Torrey, UT 84775
Time: 11:30 - 12:30 – Lunch Stop

Stop two

Address: Capitol Reef Visitor center - 16 Scenic Drive, Torrey, UT 84775
Time: 12:45pm – 2:30pm

End of Day

Address: Adventure Inn - 512 North Main Street, Moab, UT 84532
Time: 4:30pm arrive at hotel
Dinner: 6:00pm – Miguel's Baja Grill - 51 North Main Street, Moab, UT 84532

Day Seven – Arches National Park and Canyon Lands

This day will be spent at two different parks. Arches National Park will be the first half of the day, as it has the most hikes to see the different formations.

Start of day

For those who want to see both parks as a group be in the lobby of the hotel at 7:00am to start the day. As we are seeing two parks and the Arches Park has a lot of trails. We want to make sure we have time to see the sights.

Lunch for the day
Boxed lunches will be arranged for the group.

The second half of the day will be spent at Canyon Lands to drive the rim and stop at the different overlooks. There are several short trails you can hike on if you chose to.

End of day

Address: Adventure Inn - 512 North Main Street, Moab, UT 84532
Time: 6:00pm arrive at hotel
Dinner: 7:00pm – Moab Brewery - 686 South Main Street, Moab, UT 84532

Day Eight – Needles Canyon Land

Start of Day

Address: Adventure Inn - 512 North Main Street, Moab, UT 84532
Time: 8:00am – Departure

Lunch for the day
Boxed lunches will be arranged for the group.
Address: Needles Visitor Center - Moab, UT 84532

Leave the park for the drive to the hotel
Time: 4:30pm – Depart for Cortez

End of day

Address: Rodeway Inn - 1120 East Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321
Time: ~6:00pm arrive at hotel
Dinner: 7:00pm – J Fargo's Grill & Bar - 1209 East Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321

Day Nine - Mesa Verde National Park

Start of day

Address: Rodeway Inn - 1120 East Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321
Time: 8:00am – Departure
- We will see the different settlements, caves, and paintings through the two major areas of the park.

Lunch for the day
Address: Far View Terrace - State Highway 10, CO 81321
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm Lunch

End of day

Address: Rodeway Inn - 1120 East Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321
Time: 6:00pm
Dinner: 7:00p - Main Street Brewery Restaurant - 21 East Main Street, Cortez, CO 81321

This is the official last destination for the group. Here we will all say goodbye and share the stories we made from the last few days of trekking through the South West.

Day Ten – Petrified Forest National Park, Wigwam Hotel (OPTIONAL DAY)

This is not an official part of the tour. For those who wish to make trek a little further west, we will be going through the Petrified Forest National Park and make a stop at the famous Wigwam motel. This is the motel with Tee-pees and old cars out front as well as some other Indian settlements and caves that are near Winslow.

Address: Wigwam Motel - 811 West Hopi Drive, Holbrook, AZ 86025
Settlement and cave tour
Address: Homolovi State Park - Arizona 87, Winslow, AZ 86047

End of the day
Address: Rodeway Inn - 1916 West 3rd Street, Winslow, AZ 86047
Time: 6:00pm
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