Road Trip Stops (between Las Vegas & Dallas)

Road Trip Stops (between Las Vegas & Dallas)

After a couple of nights in Las Vegas, we got back in the car and started driving toward Texas. It was a lot of driving but we found a couple of places to stop along the way! (Full map with details later in the post)

Our first stop along the way was the Hoover Dam.

I had been there before, but this was a first for Ken & the girls. We didn't do any tours or stay for very long, but we were sure to pull over in a place where we could get a good view, and grab a couple of photos. It's pretty impressive!

There weren't a lot of places to stop during this long drive, so when we spotted this random Flinstone Campground to the side of the road, we pulled over to explore. It was pretty cool! I'm not sure if it is still in use because there wasn't anyone around, but we could tell that there were more cool things on the other side of the wall and wished we had a way to see everything!

Our final main stop was the Grand Canyon. Ken had been there before, but it was my first time seeing it and wow, was it ever amazing! The photos just can't give you a full grasp of how huge it was!

It was kind of like seeing Niagara Falls. You just know that you'll never see anything like it in your life, and it's so majestic!

We stayed in a hotel that night, then spent many hours driving the next day. We were desperate to see something! In looking for a place to stop, I found out about Cadillac Ranch just in time for us to pull over and see it. It was such a weird creation, but it was really neat to see it!   Apparently someone buried ten Cadillacs nose-first in the ground and people come and spray paint them all the time, so it is always changing. The amount of spray paint on these things is extreme!

That night we stayed in a cheap hotel that was pretty sketchy, in a city that made us nervous while we were out, looking for dinner. We got some sleep and got up and continued our drive quickly in the morning! We couldn't wait to get to Texas and spend some time with our family there!

Other Stops on This Moving Road Trip:

Map of Texas to Las Vegas Road Trip Stops

Trip map created using Wanderlog, a road trip planner app on iOS and Android

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  1. Awesome roadtrip! I'd love to do this when my daughter is a little older. Also, love your photo scrapbook layout. Super cute.

  2. What a great itinerary, thanks for the tips!

  3. So many great stops. I've been to the grand canyon as teen, now i want to go again!

  4. Oh my goodness, that is quite the drive. Is it weird that I've been to Vegas SO many times, but I've never been to the Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon?

  5. Many years ago I took a helicopter ride from Las Vegas over Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. It was amazing! I'd love to visit again with my kids.

  6. This post could not come at a better time, we have just been planning a trip to Las Vegas with our girls!

  7. Grabs canyon is on my bucket list !

  8. This looks like a fantastic trip! Thanks for the great ideas.

  9. Believe it or Not I camped at that Flintstone Campground. Way back when I was 6 years old. It was really great but also very worn down.

  10. Great post! Seems like a fun trip and the pics all look amazing!

  11. I would love to visit the Hoover Dam. Thanks for the highlights of places to see.


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