Mom, Planning 3wk road trip/Camp'n adventure last week of Aug & into Sept, with 10yo kiddo, from LA to Yellowstone.
*We have an Access Pass, Incl free entry ALL Nat'l Parks & Monument (I think?) & 50% off CGs at NPs, BLM, NFs...+ More. Amazing savings!
((Edit: Had planned to pull TT, Now might possibly go with tent BC better CG Choices avail at this late date! Will also save $ on gas. My trip planning is stalled until I can commit to TT or tent... Pro/Con list not helping! ))
Anyhow, we Love beautiful scenic drives, love Nature & being outdoors- hiking, rock scrambling, plants& wildlife viewing etc. Can't wait to see YS!!
(Ideally wanted to be in YS midSept, but Ranger talks/hikes end 9/4/17 :/
Would love it if some of you experienced travelers, especially familiar with Nat'l Parks we've chosen, would comment :) Please pass on thoughts, ideas, opinions about itinerary?? Any feedback that might help make our trip go smoothly! & Safely!!
Alrighty, here goes--Thanks in advance!! :)
Day1 0600 LA--> Hoover Dam, lunch & rest.
1400 drive--> Grand Canyon, South *arrive 2130
Day2 Grand Canyon, Full day
Day3 ---> Monument Valley, explore until dark
---> 4 Corners Monument(arrive night)
Day 4 Explore 4Corners, *ALLOW 1hr. ?? (Kiddo Request)
1000 drive-->ArchesNP, scenic drive, *campground?
Day 5 0600 Drive- --->Dinosaur NM, Quarry Visitor& exhibit
~1600 Drive----> Grand Tetons NP *Campground?
Day 6 Grand Tetons, full day
Day 7 --->Yellowstone, S. Entrance.
Day 8 thru 11 Yellowstone, full days
**Planning to stay in Grant, & possibly Norris,
Activities: Jr. Ranger &
several Ranger led hikes- incl 6hr hike to
Shoshone, also hike Mt. Washburn & Grand Cyn.
& Lamar Valley...
Day 12- exit YS, West entr,-->Craters of MoonNM
Day 13 --->Great Salt Lake (kiddo Request).
Day14 --->Bryce Canyon NP
Day15 Bryce Canyon, full day
Day16 --->Zion, East Entrance.
Day 17 Zion, full day
Day 18 Zion, full day, --->St. George in PM
Day 19 --->Red Rock Canyon NP, stay in campground,
**--->VegasStrip in Eve & back (kiddo Request)
Day 20 Explore Red Rock
--->PM I-15 to LA!!!!