Roadtrip from Michigan to The Grand Canyon in June. Help me make it awesome!
April 11, 2012 7:21 AM Subscribe
Looking for activities and places to stop on the way to the Grand Canyon in June.
posted by bricksNmortar to travel & transportation around Grand Canyon Village, AZ (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm taking my 11YO and 14YO boys on a road trip to The Grand Canyon in June. We're probably leaving the day after school gets out and will be gone at least two weeks.
PWe're starting to put together the itinerary & I thought I'd ping the hive to identify places to stop along the way, as well as things to do in and around the canyon.
We'll be camping as much as possible along the way. The one stop we want to make on the way is to see the St. Louis Arch, even if it's only for 15 minutes. Other than that the itinerary is blank.
We'd like to do some gold prospecting or gem prospecting, ala Hiddenite, on the way, but am not sure where to look. We love to camp in places with swimming. We definitely will be hiking to the bottom of the canyon & have tossed around the idea of a couple day rafting trip. We like fossils, nature, wildlife & quirky tourist stops as opposed to malls, arcades, & fine dining. We like to camp in National Parks.
So please, give us your best suggestions for places to see along the way. Bonus for gold prospecting and gem prospecting locations.