I am enjoying reading all the awesome info on this site. We live in Copley OH and are planning a trip out west this June with our 3 kids (ages 11, 9 & 7), 3 dogs (I know they won't be allowed in many parks but they are great travelers and can stay in the camper when needed) and a 30 ft travel trailer. We have about 5 weeks for the trip.
The main focus of this trip is to be in CO with family, but wanted to also see some other states/parks since we will going this far! I know Yellowstone is far out of the way but really want to make it work if possible. This is what we have in mind so far (as you will see the beginning and the end of the trip are sketchy), and are open to any suggestions or "you are crazy" comments :) The goal is to leave OH on the 8th and be in Evergreen CO by June 19th. Any RV park suggestions along the way are greatly appreciated.
Leaving on June 8 we would like to max out the driving times the first 2-3 days and get to Mt. Rushmore
June 11: Mt. Rushmore to Buffalo WY area (stay the night)
June 12-14th: to Cody, WY & yellowstone area/grand teton (tried to stay in Fishing Bridge but our camper was too long)
June 15: leaving Grand Teton area to head to Rocky Mtn National Park (stop 1/2 way to break up this 8 hr drive)
June 16-19th: Estes Park (staying at Spruce Lake Campground)
June 19th-25: staying with family in Evergreen CO (will do day trips from there)
June 26-30th: staying with family in Durango (day trips from there to Ouray, Mesa Verde etc)
July 1-2 Arches National Park
July 3-4: Grand Canyon
then heading back to OH...we have that whole last week to travel home.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions :)