Las Vegas to Snow Canyon Park / Offbeat place from Las Vegas / 1 Day road trip

Tripoto
12th Jan 2019

Prelude : When it comes to Las Vegas, most of the time we only have 2 things flash into our mind : Gambling in the Casinos and roaming around the Las Vegas Strip. This time I decided to break the normal routine and started exploring nearby sightseeing places on my hot wheels.

I pre-booked the car using Avis website within few minutes as its very easy to fill the details and choose your favorite ride.

Photo of Las Vegas to Snow Canyon Park / Offbeat place from Las Vegas / 1 Day road trip 1/2 by Kapil Kumar

I picked up the Ford Mustang Convertible from the Las Vegas Airport itself and was quite happy to receive my favorite color within few minutes, all the credit goes to Avis Staff. It was a hassle free experience of picking up the car and returning the same.The main reason for choosing Avis is :

- Quality service with proper maintenance of the cars.

- wide variety of fleets to choose from and value for money.

Photo of Las Vegas to Snow Canyon Park / Offbeat place from Las Vegas / 1 Day road trip 2/2 by Kapil Kumar

Avis Staff was very helpful and went extra mile to make sure that I won't run into any trouble during my trip:

-They had double check the documentations before I picked up the car.

-They have explained about the basic features about the car.

-I was given option for the full insurance including Road Side assistance [also known as Collision damage waiver(CDW) or Loss damage waiver(LDW)]. It will help you to avoid hefty bills for any unfortunate incidents.

- The best part was about the complimentary GPS Navigation in my Ford Mustang :) [It's available only on selected models]

I would definitely recommend to try Avis for your next international drive. You can rent a car for the Domestic and international destinations through the website:

https://www.avis.co.in/self-drive-international-mobile.aspx

Photo of Avis Car Rental, Las Vegas, NV, USA by Kapil Kumar

Current day: I had a day free as I didn't plan anything, so I thought of driving to a place away from the touristy crowd and rather to a place where I can find more local people or enjoy the nature.

I decided to drive to St George, which is a small town in Utah with a driving time of just 2 hours from Las Vegas. Here are main moments captured in my video:

I started around 10 AM in the morning after a yummy breakfast of Pancake Stack at the Hooters Casino Hotel.

Photo of Las Vegas to Snow Canyon Park / Offbeat place from Las Vegas / 1 Day road trip by Kapil Kumar

The route to the destination was so breathtaking that I gave a pat on my back for taking this decision. I liked one particular section where the road was carved out of the mountains. Unfortunately I couldn't take any good photos/videos as my GoPro had trouble and there was no place to Stop on those curves.

I had a first stop in St George for a Coffee dose before exploring the first destination of the day: Snow Park Canyon. Its a state park, where families goes for trekking, hiking or just a relaxing walk. The entry cost per vehicle was 10 US Dollars, otherwise you can park the car at the main entry and freely walk inside the park. The park is spread in acres so you need one hell of stamina to walk through. I preferred to pay the 10 USD and was quite happy to drive from one end of the park to the other.

Some of the snapshots:

Photo of Snow Water Place, Canyon Lake, CA, USA by Kapil Kumar

The park had quite a few visitors, so you wont feel alone for requesting a photograph :)

Snow Canyon Park

Photo of Las Vegas to Snow Canyon Park / Offbeat place from Las Vegas / 1 Day road trip by Kapil Kumar

The most interesting part was few people doing the mountain climbing in chilly weather.

Photo of Las Vegas to Snow Canyon Park / Offbeat place from Las Vegas / 1 Day road trip by Kapil Kumar

There are lot of parts in the park where you can park your car and have some memorable photos.

Snow Canyon Park

Photo of Las Vegas to Snow Canyon Park / Offbeat place from Las Vegas / 1 Day road trip by Kapil Kumar

After spending almost 2 hours in the park, I head out to the second destination : GunLock Lake

Lake Gunlock

Photo of Gunlock Reservoir, Utah, USA by Kapil Kumar

Its a 30 minutes drive from the State Park and you will be happy to experience those curvy roads. I saw a parking fee board near the entry gate but no one was there that day, in fact this place was so off the grid. I would suggest to pack a picnic basket and enjoy family lunch there :)

I spent only 30 minutes as it was quite windy that day and the water body near by makes it so cold that i had to call off the day very quickly.

I head back to Vegas around 5 PM after a quick stop for refuel, i reached back to my Hotel around 7 PM. Overall it was a good drive destination with a offbeat place nearby Las vegas :)

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