Hey all, firstly, great website and I thank you all for taking the time to read and reply to my message :)
My wife and I are flying into San Fran form Hawaii on the 14th of August and have 32 days for our road trip.
We have 4 nights in San Fran and then we hit the road.
Initially we were going to spend the next 28 days or so travelling to Denver via Capitol Reef/Moab/Grand Junction ending in Denver.
Unfortunately, the flights out of Denver and onwards to Europe plus the one way car hire are proving an issue - if we loop back round to Las Vegas we could save $1500 and fit more in. Problem, is I'm worried we will be trying to do too much.
I have created a trip map here: https://roadtrippers.com/map?a2=t!15...ource=copy&z=7
In essence the route would be:
Las Vegas (stop over for the night)
Capitol Reef National Park
Arches National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
The Grand Canyon National Park
Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
On paper I think it sounds reasonable but I'm not so sure.
Our main interests are anything to do with nature, hiking is high up on the list.
We're bringing our tent so happy to spend the night out under the starts!
So, I guess, what I would really like is an opinion on how doable the above sounds, too much or OK?
If it does sound Ok are we missing any obvious places we should be visiting? I feel like kings canyon should be there but I'm concerned it will add extra travel or cause us to miss Tioga pass.
We've done EPIC roadtrips in the US before so we don't mind putting in big travel days if were not going to miss much.
By way of example, we done a 10,000 mile loop in 9 weeks from from Seattle to Alaska via the marine hightway, upto Denali, back through the Yukon, Alberta, BC, into Banff/Jasper onwards to Montana, yellowstone and the grand tetons before ending up back in Seattle and that felt like a nice pace to us.
Really looking forward to your views!
Thanks in advance.