I've been scouring people's Trip Reports trying to find info on their Grand Canyon trips, but haven't had much luck. Anyone have any experiences with driving to the Grand Canyon to share? Google says it's about 4.5 hrs to drive from The Strip. How's the drive there? Uneventful? Is it easy to get lost? Are there any recommended stops to stop by and check out, since i'm there? How long do people usually stay there? If I leave my hotel at 8AM and get there around noon-1, is it bad idea because that's when it's the hottest out? and we're in the middle of the desert?