What’s better than a good old fashioned road trip? Retired people still do them all the time.
My question is… why wait until you’re retired to go on a road trip?
In this blog post I’m going to give you everything that we planned for, and how we cut costs by using memberships, and fun apps that you can use too.
My girlfriend and I have a quest. A quest to visit all of the National Parks. And this was our first run at parks outside of the great state of Washington.
The road trip is titled “Utah Road Trip” because our final destination was Utah, but it doesn’t really make any sense because we hit National Parks in California as well. I just like Utah :-).
Gas – $486
National Park Pass – $40×2 (split w/sister)
Food – Lots
Camping – $10, 35, 10, 10, 10, 16, 16, 16
Hotels – $45, 50
Audiobooks we listened to
Sleep – Driftwood Campground – $15
Redwood National Park
Sleep – Albee Creek Campgrounds – $35
11 mile hike Minors Ridge & James Irvine Loop (best all-day hike)
Cut through Fern Canyon
Activity – 30 mile long avenue of the giants is highly recommended
Sleep – San Francisco with friends
Yosemite National Park
Sleep – Porcupine Flats Campgrounds
White Wolf Campgrounds spot 28, 22, or 23
We wanted to camp at White Wolf, but it was closed.
Half Dome cables – MUST have permit
Mono Hot Springs
Clouds Rest (if no half dome)
Consider Death Valley if you have the time. We didn’t.
Zion National Park
Sleep – The Watchman Campgrounds – $16 (3 nights)
Make reservations here
Angels Landing – MUST do! This is pretty scary if you don’t like heights, but totally amazing!
Hidden Canyon – This guy is short and steep for 1 mile. The cool part is you can keep hiking/exploring after the maintained trail ends. I highly recommend you keep exploring.
The Zion Scenic Byway
Sleep – Bryce Canyon Sunset Campground – $15
Make reservations here
Drive – Zion – Bryce
Sept 21st-22nd – Driving day
Sleep – Hotel
Boise – Seattle
In this episode you learn about an awesome Utah Road Trip, plus…
- Where to stay in Zion National Park.
- How to get a discount on your National Parks adventures.
- What taking time away from the gym will do to you.
- And much more.
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