We spent 5 months exploring National Park, Recreation Areas and State Parks! Covering 9 states!!l We hiked and camped in some of the most beautiful places in the US. Some of the parks we visited were Rocky Mtn NP, Arches, Canyonland NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Zion NP, Mono Lake NP, Yosemite NP, Grand Canyon North amd South Rims, Yellowstone NP, Lake Meade, Glenn Canyon, Death Valley NP, Carlsbad Caverns, Mt Rushmore, Golden Gate NP, Malibu Canyon and Big Horn NP just to name a few. We enjoyed the paths and roads less traveled. We covered over 15,000 miles. Nothing like hiking out in the morning having a cup of coffee and breakfast sitting in a secluded place just the two of us and our dog to soak in an amazing view of the sunrise and ending the day with a sunset each and everyday in some of the most beautiful and secluded locations in the US!!!
Research the parks you want to visit. Get trail maps and road maps and plan what you want tobsee and do! We avoided the crowds by traveling to our destinations on Friday and Saturday and stayed on the National Parks Sunday through Thursday!!!