Las Vegas, with its strategic location and international airport, is a convenient jumping-off point for visiting many US national parks. Day trips, overnight trips, and road trips are all options.

The Grand Canyon is a bucket-list destination for many visitors to the region. The South Rim is a 5-hour drive from Vegas, and offers scenic drives, stunning viewpoints, and epic hikes.  

Death Valley National Park is doable as a day trip if you are prepared for a long day. The desert national park offers a variety of spectacular sights, from salt flats to sand dunes and badlands. 

Utah's Mighty 5 make for a great road trip from Vegas, or you can choose to visit just Zion and Bryce National Parks, the closest parks by road. 

While adventure-seeking visitors come to Zion to hike Angel's Landing or The Narrows, Zion also offers family-friendly trails. You can also do the scenic drive through the park.

Bryce National Park is famous for its stunning hoodoos and viewpoints, and wildlife.  Hike the Navajo Loop or Queens Garden into the canyon, or walk the Rim Trail. 

Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef National Parks can be combined on a road trip from Vegas. They offer stunning rock formations. Delicate Arch is a top destination in Utah. 

For another epic national park road trip from Vegas, combine Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks in California. 

While climbing Half-Dome is the ultimate Yosemite adventure, the famed national park also offers easier hikes, fabulous viewpoints, waterfalls and wildflowers in season, and the scenic Tioga Road drive.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon contain some of the largest trees on the planet, but you can also go hiking, drive the Generals Highway, and visit waterfalls and viewpoints.

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