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    Parks can be enjoyed without going on long hikes,...

    Parks can be enjoyed without going on long hikes, it's a case of whether or not you enjoy areas of outstanding natural beauty.
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    Absolutely !! I'd say thats the essence of a...

    Absolutely !! I'd say thats the essence of a road trip and most importantly, making it your own unique experience. Once you have decided what that will be we can help fill in some blanks, answer...
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    Appreciate the update.

    Hi. Thanks for dropping by with an update, it sounds like you had a great time. Its such a beautiful area with som much to do and see, you could back time after time !

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    My 2 cents worth.

    I agree what has already been said and that's it's your trip for you to decide where to go and then we can help you put it together and make suggestions. However, if it was me I would fly into Vegas...
  5. Lots of options.

    As Donna mentions, you would be looking at 7-8 days, or 7 overnight stops. To spend 2 or 3 days at each would and you could be looking at 3 weeks for a one way trip so if it fits into your time span,...
  6. Hello and welcome to the RTA forums ! Other...

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    Other than "Checking off states" you haven't told us anything to help make meaningful suggestions. What are your interests ? How much time do you have ? ...
  7. Home rentals ?

    Another option regarding lodgings. If you were thinking of staying in one spot for a few nights you could consider renting a home or cabin for the family with companies such as Airbnb.
  8. Plan with flexibility

    If you have somewhere to pin a wall map that would be a good way to get started using pins to plot and sticky notes to highlight facts. I use RTA maps, Google, paper maps and a jotter to take notes...
  9. Lots to consider as you move forward with planning.

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !!

    You have a nice amount of time to do plenty of exploring. Technically you could drive straight across country in 5 or 6 days but that wouldn't be much fun ! ...
  10. Sticky: Poll: A new DcTpp ?

    It would appear to be that Tioga pass did open this morning as planned. If this is the case Utahtea would have just missed out on the prize but will be crowned the new DcTpp (Darn close Tioga pass...
  11. Sticky: We hope so too.

    Hi Mark.

    This sounds like a great event and celebration of RTA's long term success !! Of course we would love to come, but we will have to wait and see if it is possible for us to attend before...
  12. You could easily spend 2 or 3 days in Rocky...

    You could easily spend 2 or 3 days in Rocky mountain NP and there are many more attractions in Colorado where you could create a nice loop around the State. Things such as the Colorado NM, Mesa...
  13. Also, Washground campground at Hearst San Simeon...

    Also, Washground campground at Hearst San Simeon SP and Cayucos beach has the Bella Vista by the sea RV park. I haven't stayed at either so can't comment on them.
  14. Sticky: Poll: Failed link.

    Maybe I slipped through the net as I can still visit the link and I haven't subscribed !

    It was an article including interviews with some long serving Caltran workers with regards to clearing the...
  15. Sticky: Poll: More rocks than snow.

    Digging around for a sniff of info on whats happening right now on the pass didn't produce much in the way of an update but I did stumble upon this article which I found quite interesting with input...
  16. Thats a good day in the road.

    By mileage, Lebec CA would of been right around the distance we would recommend for a decent, yet safe day on the road.

    Thanks for checking in.
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    North rim to open.

    As you have mentioned, there is plenty to do in Zion but if you fancy seeing the Grand canyon from a different viewpoint then here's some news for you from the National parks !

    I am sure you...
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    As you are staying in MV and Grand canyon village...

    As you are staying in MV and Grand canyon village the east entrance into the Grand canyon would be on the natural route anyway. There is plenty to see and do in Zion so whether or not to do a tour...
  19. Time to re-think ?

    As you say "go straight to " I'm just checking you realise that this will require at least one overnight stop ?

    Parking in SF is problematic and expensive and the transport system is very...
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    Safe camping.

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    I would recommend you sit down and do a bit of research with your teen and let them get involved with the planning. They will get much more out of the trip if...
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    US 89 to UT scenic 12 is the best route to...

    US 89 to UT scenic 12 is the best route to Capitol reef NP and then continue on UT12/24 through Hanksville to Canyonlands via 1-70.

    From the Moab area to Monument valley you could detour and take...
  22. Sticky: Poll: Updates.

    The Glacier point road opened on April 30th at 8am. Updates on Tioga says they have plowed the pass and are now working on side roads and parking lots. Looks like it could be quite an early opening....
  23. Sticky: Poll: Cool.

    Loving the pictures Utahtea, really nice images.

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    Not going to happen.

    Hello and welcome to RTA !

    The only way to do it within 2 days is fly !! You can't drive safely for 16 hours a day between the two of you, never mind doing it the next day as well, and if...
  25. Sticky: Poll: Late storm blowing in.

    There is a winter storm warning in place for Sunday 25th and Monday 26th April which could bring significant amounts of snow with it. If you are visiting Yosemite during this time there is a warning...
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