I shared 9 Qualities of My Perfect Road Trip recently which are 9 things I try to include on every road trip. This post will go more in depth on each of those areas with specific examples to inspire you for your next road trip!
9 Ideas For Most Epic Road Trip
I reflected on trips I’ve taken over the years – what I learned, what was hard, what I remember most, what was the most filling. I looked at the similarities between my trips and pulled out pieces of what for me, makes my ideal road trip. Here’s what I found…
Bucket List Hikes (Southwest)
While 12 days is a decent amount of time for a trip, we covered about 3000 miles so we weren’t able to get to all the hiking we would have liked. There were some hikes we cut due to time or others we didn’t even know about prior to getting to the locations. Because we loved our time in the Southwest and plan to visit again, we started to list our must do hikes for our next adventure through these beautiful states which you can find below.
Southwest Road Trip (Where We Would Have Spent More Time + Places To Visit Next Trip)
While that post shares all the things we got to do, I thought it would be fun to share some other things about that trip here. That includes the “We wish we had more time in….” list as well as the “Next time we want to visit….” list.
What To Do Near Moab, Utah
Moab, Utah is a great basecamp for many adventures. I’ve stayed here twice in the last few years and it’s … More
Our Southwest Road Trip Itinerary (12 Days)
We spent time in 5 states including Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. We visited 9 National Parks, 3 State Parks, as well as National Forests, Monuments, Preserves and Tribal Parks.
Visiting Hoover Dam
It’s hard to imagine just how big this dam is until you visit.
Visiting Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada (Beehives, Petroglyphs & Big Horn Sheep)
Valley of Fire State Park has been on my list of places to visit for about the last few years. I saw a picture of it online while researching a trip and knew I wanted to go when I would be in the area in a future. Fast forward a few years and on our Southwest Road Trip, I was able to finally visit!
Two Days in Zion National Park (Red Rocks, Emerald Pools, and Delicious Breakfast Sandwiches)
Teddy and I both recently made a ranked list of all of the National Parks we’ve visited (21 for him and 38 for me). Zion is in both of our top 5 parks we’ve ever been to.