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Need recommendations for day trip from Vegas to Utah

Discussion in 'South West' started by 92se-r, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Apr 17, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    92se-r

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    Bringing the wife and kid to Vegas and wanted to take a quick day trip to Utah. Already been to Hurricane, but wanted to check out Zion. Any ideas on really scenic off road trips that wife and kid would love? I have a mild lift Tacoma, so probably cant do too crazy of a trail. Any family activities would be welcome. Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 17, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    I went up to Lava Point Campground and took some back roads towards Cedar City that went up through the mountains and it was easy with some dirt here and there. Lot of private property up there so I’d stick to the roads.
     
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    How were the views?

     
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    They were pretty nice! I stayed in Cedar City a night then drove down to Vegas the next day. Think it was about a 3 hour drive or so.

    Not sure what you’re looking for but up in elevation there were a lot of aspen trees
     
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    There's some really cool dispersed camping and 4x4 roads around Bryce Canyon National Park and Tropic Reservoir. I found an amazing campsite overlooking the reservoir about a year ago. None of the roads are too rowdy. I have a 2" lift and BFG all terrains. NBD!
     
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    In southern Utah, Toquerville Falls, Bloomington Caves, Red Rock (the last two are hikes but are very pretty).

    In Southern Nevada (bunkerville), check out Whitney Pockets to include Devil's Throat, Little Finland, Petroglyphs, and The Cistern.

    The Cistern
    Bunkerville, NV 89007
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/L2H1Rj3JKpdCKrba9

    Little Finland
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/5ifbzK41nmhC3MJF6

    Devils Throat
    Nevada
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/xBNr2bhzZyTdGRWC9

    Petroglyphs
    Dropped pin
    Near Clark County, NV
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/Fvfh5PDmSmPrPjk28

    I take my family out a couple times a year and they always enjoy Whitney Pockets. Don't forget to bring a couple gallons of water.

    I will caution you that the "paved" road out to Whitney Pockets is garbage. Especially if you're towing a trailer.
     
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