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THE GRAND CIRCLE

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Quick facts

Trip length: 

Time of year: 

Year of trip:

Budget:

2 weeks

May - June

2017

$1,964

Table of contents

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       - Las Vegas

       - Zion

       - Bryce Canyon

       - Moab

       - Mesa Verde

       - Grand Canyon

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Budget breakdown

 

Things to note:

  • The film is of our trip there in 2011, but I've based this budget on 2017 when we did the same trip again, so that the costs are more up to date

  • This budget is for ONE PERSON but it's assuming there is TWO travelling. So far example, accommodation costs and travel costs (car rental + petrol) have been divided in two. 

  • We used air miles for the flights which is why they're so cheap

  • Accommodation is very expensive and sells out many months in advance

Total Trip Costs

Flights from the UK:

Accommodation: 

 

Transport:

Activities:

Cash spent:

Total:

$168

$1,304

$232

$86

$342

$1,964

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Itinerary Summary

 

2011 Itinerary - Grand Canyon South Rim (most popular side of Grand Canyon as quicker to get to)

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2017 Itinerary - Grand Canyon North Rim (more remote side of Grand Canyon. This itinerary includes stops at the popular Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend)

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Las Vegas

 
 

Duration of stay

1 night at start & 1 night end of trip

Accommodation

 

Zion National Park

Duration of stay

2 nights and 2 full days

Accommodation

Activities

  • Angels Landing hike

  • Emerald Pools hike

  • Weeping Rock

  • Riverside hike

  • Zion Overlook hike on Highway 9 leading out of the park to Bryce

 

Bryce Canyon National Park

Duration of stay

2 nights and 1.5 days

Accommodation

Best Western, Ruby: $192 per night

Activities

  • Peek-A-Boo Trail

  • Fairyland Loop Trail

 

Moab

Duration of stay

2 nights and 2 full days

Accommodation

Fairfield, Moab: $260 per night

 

Activities:

  • Capitol Reef National Park on journey from Bryce > Moab

  • Arches National Park

  • Canyonlands

  • Dead Horse Point

 

Mesa Verde National Park

Duration of stay

2 nights and 1 full day

2011 Accommodation

2017 Accommodation

Activities:

  • Mesa Verde Balcony House Tour

  • Mesa Verde Cliff Palace

  • Saloon restaurant in Durango with live band was Strater Hotel

Grand Canyon National Park

 

Duration of stay

2 nights and 1 full day

South Rim Accommodation

North Rim Accommodation

Activities

  • South Rim: Hike to bottom and back

  • North Rim: Hike to Roaring Springs and back

Accommodation

 

Las Vegas:

Hampton Inn Tropicana

4975 South Dean Martin Drive,

Las Vegas,

NV 89118-1656

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Las Vegas:

MGM Grand

3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas,

NV 89109

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Zion:

Holiday Inn Express Springdale

 1215 Zion Park Blvd,

Springdale, 84767

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Zion:

Zion National Park Lodge

1 Zion Lodge,

Springdale,

UT 84767, 

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Bryce:

Best Western PLUS Ruby's Inn

26 South Main Street,

Bryce Canyon,

UT 84764

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Moab:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 

1863 North Highway 191,

Moab, UT 84532

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Durango

Best Western Durango Inn & Suites

21382 United States Highway 160 West,

Durango, CO 81303

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Cortez

Hampton Inn Mesa Verde/Cortez Co

2244 East Hawkins Street ,

Cortez, CO 81321

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Bluff

Desert Rose Resort & Cabins

701 West Main Street,

Bluff, UT 84512

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Kanab

Hampton Inn Kanab

98 South 100 East,

Kanab, UT 84741

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Grand Canyon South Rim

Maswik Lodge

202 Village Loop Drive,

Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023

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Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim

AZ-67, North Rim,

AZ 86052

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Travel

 
  • Car rental was from Alamo, $349 for 14 days

  • Petrol was $115

Activities

 
  • National Park Annual Pass: $80

  • Dead Horse Point State Park: $10

  • Valley of Fire State Park: $10

  • Antelope Canyon: $30

 

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