7 Best Road Trips to the Grand Canyon with Itineraries

Road trips to the Grand Canyon from all directions.

Driving to the Grand Canyon is the ultimate road trip. Here are scenic, adventure-packed itineraries complete with interactive maps and best places to stop.

Sunset in Saguaro National Park

California to the Grand Canyon Road Trip

Explore the Southwest’s hot spots traveling from southern California to natural playgrounds and urban settings in Arizona, capped off at the Grand Canyon. Read More...

The Cliff Palace tour at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Denver, Colo. to the Grand Canyon Road Trip

This route, from Denver south through Colorado and into NM before heading west toward the Grand Canyon, is seeped in southwestern American Indian history. Read More...

Elephant Rock in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon Road Trip

From strolling Las Vegas gardens to traversing the Skywalk and riding the rapids, you’ll be on a winning streak during this 984-mile adventure to the Canyon. Read More...

The Taos Pueblo just north of Santa Fe, N.M.

New Mexico to Grand Canyon Road Trip

Stunning landscapes, culture and adobe viliages await on the 1,739-mile trip through Georgia O’Keeffe’s magical land to Grand Canyon National Park. Read More...

Bell Rock outside of Sedona, Arizona

Phoenix to Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon Road Trip

Take the red-rock and wine-country route to the Grand Canyon on this awe-inspiring 248-mile road trip from Phoenix’s international airport to the South Rim. Read More...

Cruisers Cafe on Historic Route 66 in Williams, Arizona. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Route 66 Road Trip from Chicago to Grand Canyon to Santa Monica

Get your kicks on Route 66. Plunge deep into Americana in this 2,448-mile odyssey from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif. stopping in at the Grand Canyon. Read More...

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.

Utah National Parks Plus Grand Canyon Road Trip

Hit all 5 national parks in Utah, plus the Grand Canyon in Arizona and countless slickrock treasures, on this road trip loop starting in Salt Lake City. Read More...