We recommend getting a cheap car rental in Arizona because driving to the Grand Canyon is half the fun! A Grand Canyon road trip is one big scenic drive, and the National Park is just the beginning. You’ll see deserts, canyons, mountains, and ancient ruins from all directions. The Historic Route 66 is legendary, and its longest stretch is in Arizona. From Las Vegas to Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, ghost towns, old mining towns, Hualapai homeland, and Grand Canyon Caverns, you’ll be just an hour away from the South Entrance to the Grand Canyon.