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Roadtrip with RVshare Wichita to Las Vegas

If you want to test Lady Luck, then a road trip from Wichita to Las Vegas is perfect for you. While we cannot promise that you'll win big at the slot machines and gaming tables, we can guarantee that when you stop at national parks, state parks, and attractions along the way, you'll have an awesome time. There are so many great options to visit, including Carlsbad Caverns and Grand Canyon National Park, if you are willing to drive a little bit further. 

Wichita to Las Vegas Road Trip Itinerary

  • Trip Length: 18 hours
  • Mileage: 1,166 miles
  • Fun Fact: Billy the Kid's mother signed the document creating the town of Wichita, where Marshall Wyatt Earp was later a city policeman.

Nearby National Parks

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

While you will have to drive about 520 miles extra, you can easily include a stop at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in your Wichita to Las Vegas road trip by turning south at Tucumcari. You can ride the elevator down to the cave or hike in using the natural entrance. The main cavern at this park is the largest publicly accessible cave in North America. The park has at least 117 caves in all, and you can often explore some of them on guided tours. There are also many wilderness hiking trails for all ability levels to explore through the Guadalupe Mountains and the Chihuahua Desert. You may also want to watch the bats fly out of the cave as the sun sinks below the horizon before enjoying the beautiful night sky in the park. 

Grand Canyon National Park

It is also easy to include a stop at Grand Canyon National Park on your road trip from Wichita to Las Vegas by turning north at Williams, Arizona, and driving about 58 miles. A great way to learn about this park is by attending programs led by the park's rangers. Stop at the Yavapai Geology Museum to understand how the canyon was formed. The nearby Trail of Time, with its interpretative signage, is designed to help you learn even more. Another great program to attend is the Critter Chat at the Grand Canyon Visitors Center. You can often find night sky-watching programs at this park. The park also hosts fantastic cultural demonstrations that vary throughout the day and year but may include dancing, painting, silversmithing, and weaving, with most having a Native American theme. 

Nearby State Parks

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Head south from Dalhart, Texas, about 106 miles to visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The canyon at this park is the second largest in the United States. Explore the canyon on over 30 miles of trails that are perfect for horseback riding, biking, and hiking. You can rent a horse from the stables at the base of the canyon. While the Trading Post is a fantastic place to pick up forgotten supplies, they also sell locally made jewelry and art. In the summer, be sure to catch a show of the outdoor theatrical performance featuring the story of Texas' history. 

Santa Rosa Lake State Park

Santa Rosa Lake State Park near Santa Rosa, New Mexico, is an excellent spot for a boating adventure. Launch your vessel at the boat ramp and bring along your fishing gear. There are over five miles of hiking trails around this lake, with many excellent places to go shore fishing. This park is also an ideal spot for bird-watching as there are five wildlife viewing blinds. Consider camping at this remote state park so that you can go stargazing at night. 

Hyde Memorial State Park

Enjoy a mountain top experience by visiting Hyde Memorial State Park. This park near Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a fantastic place to go hiking. Watch for deer, raccoon, fox, coyote, and porcupines along the trails that run through old-growth forest and across the desert at this park, which is the oldest state park in New Mexico. Head to the swimming beach on the Little Turquoise River to beat the summer heat. 

Lyman Lake State Park

Watch for the petroglyphs near rocks on a hiking adventure at Lyman Lake State Park near St. John, Arizona. This large lake has no size restrictions, so it is a great place to play with a boat. There are also no-wake zones that are fantastic places to go swimming. The west side of the lake is an excellent place to go fishing. Stop at this park's store and grab a birding checklist because you will see many bird species while enjoying your time at this park on your road trip from Wichita to Las Vegas. 

Valley of Fire State Park

The other-worldly Aztec sandstone outcrops at Valley of Fire State Park make this location near Overton, Nevada, one you will not want to miss. Stop at the visitors center to learn more about this area's history and the people who have lived here. See if you can time your trip to coincide with the annual ancient weapons competition. While the road through this park is exceptionally scenic, you can take a hike to get a closer view of some of the outcroppings.

Along the Way

No Man’s Land Museum

Stop in Goodwell, Oklahoma, to visit the No Man's Land Museum. Inside the 10,000 square-foot museum, you will find four rooms dedicated to the tools used in early farming and homesteading in Oklahoma's panhandle. A fifth room showcases early Native American tools, including a large arrowhead display. The sixth and seventh rooms contain displays of how the panhandle has changed over time, including its economic growth. The last room contains artwork produced by area residents. 

XIT Museum

In the late 1800s, the XIT Ranch was the largest fenced ranch in the world. Stop at the XIT Museum in Dalhart, Texas, to learn more about its history and the items used on the ranch. 

Acoma Pueblo

New Mexico's Acoma Pueblo is the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States. Start your visit at Sky City Cultural Center and Haak'u Museum, where you can catch the bus to visit the pueblos, which archeologists think residents constructed about 1100 A.D. About 350 residents live in this community that has no modern utilities year-round. The community's San Estévan del Rey Mission Church was constructed about 1650 and is a prime example of Spanish Colonial and Puebloan architecture blending. 

Grand Falls

If it has rained near Flagstaff, Arizona, recently, stop to see the Grand Falls. This 167-foot-tall waterfall near Leupp, Arizona, flows at up to 200 cubic feet per second after rain, and the water is a light chocolate color. There are great pavilions for a picnic at this scenic location.

Main Cities You Will Pass Through

Liberal, Kansas

You can visit Dorothy's home from the "Wizard of Oz" while exploring Liberal, Kansas, or see many old aircraft at the Mid-America Air Museum. Many great campgrounds near Liberal, including Western Star RV Ranch, Seven Winds RV Park, and Arkalon RV Park, take advantage of this area's scenic beauty. You can find RV dump stations at Love’s Travel Stop and Western Star RV Ranch. 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Enjoy visiting Albuquerque with its rich heritage and fantastic cultural sites. Campgrounds in Albuquerque, including Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post and El Rancho RV Park, allow you to feel like you were camping in the thrilling 1950s. Lighten your load while pulling through the mountains by using Albuquerque RV dump stations, like those available at Giant Service Station 2 and Flying J Travel Plaza. 

Flagstaff, Arizona

There are seven national parks and monuments within 80 miles of Flagstaff, making it a fantastic place to explore on your Wichita to Las Vegas RV road trip. You will love the remote feeling at many Flagstaff RV campgrounds, including Bonito Campground and Pine View RV Park. RV dump stations are available at Kit Carson RV Park and Conoco. 

Henderson, Nevada

Henderson, Nevada, offers a great spot to stop before hitting Las Vegas. You can find fabulous Henderson campgrounds with great amenities, including Boulder Beach Campground and Canyon Trail RV Park. There are also incredible RV dump stations in Henderson. These include Railroad Pass Travel Center, Desert Sands RV Park, and King's Row RV Park. 

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When you follow this road trip itinerary from Wichita to Las Vegas, you will enjoy historic locations and beautiful scenery along the way. If you want to travel in comfort and style, consider an RV rental from RVshare. From large motorhomes to compact campervans, there is a rig that will meet your travel and budget needs. Once you hit the road, you are protected by our renter guarantee and 24/7 roadside assistance. Find the perfect vehicle for your travel needs in Wichita or Las Vegas.

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