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  1. Default RV trip to Western National Parks

    Our family of four is looking to take a two week RV tour of the Western parks next Summer. Would love to show the kids Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Rushmore, maybe some Old West sights. We're on the East Coast so we will probably need to fly out and rent a C-class RV. We prefer to stay in National Park or National Forest campgrounds. We'd like to do some light hiking and would love to see some off the beaten path spots. Any suggestions on an itinerary would be greatly appreciated!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default A lot to choose from.

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    I would say that with the time you have and your wish to see Grand canyon and Yellowstone, flying out is your only option. Las Vegas or SLC would be the obvious City's to fly into and you could include Denver if your Mt Rushmore visit is a must, so you could look at where you can get the best flight deals. Between the Grand canyon and Yellowstone there other great National parks to be found, Zion, Bryce canyon, Capital Reef, Arches and Canyonlands in Utah and the Grand Teton's linked to Yellowstone's southern entrance. You would need to book RV spots in National parks as soon as the booking windows open as they are very popular and limited in number and there is nothing like staying in the heart of it all.

    As for an itinerary, well it's something you need to look into a little and see what else appeals to you as there are thousands of options and with 2 weeks you will have to pick and choose. If it were me, I would probably leave Rushmore out this time as it increases the size of a possible loop trip quite a bit which will mean more time on the road and less enjoying the natural wonders. Once you have considered other options and have a few ideas down we can help to 'Fine tune' and make suggestions.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia

    Default Get onto booking early.

    Quote Originally Posted by TravelinTrib View Post
    We prefer to stay in National Park or National Forest campgrounds.
    It will pay you to familiarise yourself with the time the booking windows open. Particularly for Yellowstone, accommodation is limited and much sought after, and books up within a moment of the bookings opening.

    National forests are great places, but will rarely have hookups.


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