If you are flying in from Las Vegas, there are many national parks and attractions you can visit while you make your way to Jacob Lake Inn and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Make sure to explore the incredibly beautiful regions around Jacob Lake in with this five-day adventure through Las Vegas, Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon North Rim, and Zion National Park.

Five-Day Trip Itinerary

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Day 1 Trip Itinerary: Las Vegas through Cedar Breaks to Best Western Ruby’s Inn

Cedar Breaks

Las Vegas and Cedar Breaks

Day 1: Las Vegas and Cedar Breaks

Drive north on I-15 out of Las Vegas to Cedar City Utah 171 miles exit 57 into Cedar City, travel

through the city to UT-148 to Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Things to do in Cedar Breaks

  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Cedar Breaks Amphitheater
  • Scenic Rim Drive (go back to highway 14, don’t continue on to Parowan)

Spend the night in Springdale, Hurricane or St. George, Utah

Cedar Breaks to Best Western Ruby's Inn

Day 1: Cedar Breaks

 

Along highway 14 we recommend

  • Summit, Zion Overlook, Kolob Plateau
  • Navajo Lake
  • Duck Creek
  • Cascade Falls
  • Ice Caves

Spend the night at Best Western Ruby’s Inn

Day 2: Explore Bryce Canyon, travel highway 89 change to 89A in Kanab and continue on to

Jacob Lake Inn, Az; 112 miles

Bryce Canyon to Jacob Lake Inn

Day 2: Bryce Canyon

 Day 2:

Explore Bryce Canyon for the day- ask at the visitor entrance for specifics

 

  • Explore Bryce Canyon for the day- ask at the visitor entrance for specifics
  • Hikes: Picaboo loop, Navajo Trail, Inspiration Point, Rainbow Point, Sunrise Point, Under the Rim Trail, etc.
  • Interpretive Ranger Programs

Bryce Canyon to Jacob Lake Inn

Travel from Bryce Canyon to Jacob Lake Inn

Drive from Bryce Canyon to Jacob Lake Inn on US Highway 89 to 89A 110 miles

 

 

Here are some ideas of places to visit on your way to Jacob Lake Inn:

Things to do at Jacob Lake

Jacob Lake Inn Exterior

Day 3 Trip Itinerary: Jacob Lake Inn and the North Rim

Grand Canyon

Jacob Lake Inn to the Grand Canyon

Drive from Jacob Lake Inn to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

The drive from Jacob Lake Inn to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon takes about an hour and is incredibly beautiful. During the fall, the aspen trees that are intermixed with the ponderosa pines change colors to vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red. The forest drive is gorgeous, and as you get closer to the North Rim, you will see glimpses of the Grand Canyon through the trees.

Things to do at Grand Canyon North Rim

Things to do at Grand Canyon North Rim

Bright Angel Point

At the Lodge

  • Historic North Rim Lodge,
  • Bright Angel Point
  • Transept Trail– 3 mi. round-trip; 1.5 hours approximate round-trip hiking time. Follows the canyon rim from Grand Canyon Lodge to the North Rim Campground.
  • Bridle Trail– This trail follows the road as it connects the Grand Canyon Lodge with the North Kaibab Trailhead, a distance of 1.2
  • North Kaibab Trail– Distance and hiking times vary. This is the only maintained trail into the canyon from the North Rim. Even a short hike to Coconino Overlook (1.5 miles) or Supai Tunnel (4 miles round-trip) can give you an appreciation for the canyon’s rich natural beauty and immense size. Semi strenuous hiking.
  • Visitor Center– ask here for information

Point Imperial

Point Imperial

  • View of the beginning of the Grand Canyon
  • Ken Patrick Trail– Winds through the forest and along the rim of the canyon, not a loop. (pants and hiking shoes suggested)
  • Point Imperial Trail– 4 miles, approximate 2 hours round-trip hiking time. This easy trail passes through areas burned by the 2000 Outlet Fire and ends at the north park boundary.

Cliff Springs

On your way to Cape Royal there is a wonderful hike called Cliff Springs.

  • The trail begins directly across the road from a small pullout on a curve 0.3 miles before Cape Royal. It’s 1 mile long and will take about an hour. You meander down a forested ravine and end where a chest high bolder rests under a large overhang. The spring is on the cliff side of the boulder. Grand Canyon views, excellent stop for a picnic.
  • First view of Angels Window seen from the pull out where you park.

Cape Final Trail

  • 4 miles about 2 hours round trip hiking time. A 2 mile walk from dirt parking area to Cape Final. This trail offers spectacular views of the canyon.

Cape Royal- Best View of the North Rim

Cape Royal View

  • 3 Viewpoints; Angels Window, Cape Royal and the Wedding Sight.
  • Easy walk on a flat paved trail
  • Only place on the North Rim where you can see the Colorado River.
  • Markers along the trail interpret the areas natural history.

Hikes We Suggest

Hikes We Suggest

Widforss Trail-

  • Blends forest and canyon scenery. Even a short walk can be satisfying. Take the dirt road 1/4mile south of Cape Royal for 1 mile to the Widforss trailhead parking area. Self-guiding trail brochure available at trailhead.

Arizona Trail

  • The Arizona Trail is an ambitious project that traverses the length of Arizona from the Utah border to Mexico and is part of the great Western Trail System. A section of this trail enters the park near the North Entrance and roughly parallels the highway until it connects with the North Kaibab Trail, a distance of approximately 10 miles

Roosevelt Point Trail

  • 2 mi. round-trip; 20 minutes approximate round-trip hiking time. This trail is a short, secluded woodland loop with spectacular views. Offers benches for relaxed enjoyment of the canyon. Located about halfway between Grand Canyon Lodge and Cape Royal, just as the highway makes a big bend while approaching the canyon’s edge. Look for the small roadside parking area. 

Day 4 Trip Itinerary: Jacob Lake Inn to Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Day 4: Jacob Lake Inn to Zion National Park

Day 4: Jacob Lake Inn to Zion National Park, spend the night at Springdale

Travel from Jacob Lake Inn to Mt. Carmel Junction and on to Zion National Park 85 miles

Things to see in Zion

  • Hikes: Narrows, Angels’ Landing, Hidden Canyon, Weeping Rock, Canyon Overlook, etc.
  • Rock-climbing
  • Rock Rappelling
  • Wildlife Observation
  • Scenic Drive

Day 4: Suggestions for Springdale

Suggestions for Springdale

 

  • Sorella Art Gallery- knowledgeable about the area including Zion National Park
  • IMAX Theater
  • Oscars Restaurant
  • OC Tanner Amphitheater (check for schedule)
  • Bike Rental- Zion Cycles
  • River Tubing- Zion Adventure Company

 

Spend the night in Springdale, Hurricane or St. George, Utah.

Day 5 Trip Itinerary: Return to Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Day 5: Zion National Park to Las Vegas

Day 5: Travel from St. George to Las Vegas 123 miles

 

Stay at Jacob Lake Inn

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