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Washington Road Trip Itinerary: 7 to 14 Days in the National Parks

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This Washington itinerary is geared to visiting the three national parks in Washington state: Olympic, Mount Rainier, and North Cascades. But you also have enough time to visit Leavenworth, a Bavarian-themed town, go wine tasting at Lake Chelan, visit Mount Baker, and go on a day hike in the Enchantments. About this Washington Itinerary This Washington road trip is written …

4x4 Trail Sedona

Six 4WD Roads in Sedona…Which Ones are Worth It?

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One of the best ways to explore the desert landscapes and red rock scenery is to drive the 4WD roads in Sedona. These roads range from easy to difficult and take you to stunning overlooks and through remote terrain. They are lots of fun to drive and offer a unique experience if you are looking for something to do in …

Soldier Pass Cave

Complete Guide to the Soldier Pass Trail & Soldier Pass Cave

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There are several reasons why so many hikers rave about the Soldier Pass Trail. For one thing, it is relatively short and easy to hike. But the main reason why people love this trail is to visit the Seven Sacred Pools, hike past a sinkhole named Devil’s Kitchen, and hike to the Soldier Pass cave. There are several different ways …

Things to do in Sedona

15 Best Things to Do in Sedona, Arizona

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What do you look for when picking the perfect vacation spot? Outdoor adventures? Shopping? Wineries? Great restaurants? Beautiful sunsets? A fun place to take the kids? What if I told you that you could get all of these in one place…Sedona, Arizona. In this article, learn about the best things to do in Sedona with tips to have the best …

Cathedral Rock Hiking Guide

How to Hike to Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona

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Hiking to Cathedral Rock is an essential experience in Sedona. This hike is short and sweet, and with some rock scrambling and jaw-dropping views, it’s tons of fun from start to finish. The hike to Cathedral Rock is one of the most popular in Sedona. Do not expect solitude on this trail. This experience is much more about the climb …

Broken Arrow Trail Guide

How to Drive the Broken Arrow 4WD Trail in Sedona, Arizona

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The Broken Arrow Trail is known as being one of the best 4×4 roads in Arizona. Not only is it extremely fun to drive but the views along the trail are amazing. If you only have the time for one 4×4 road in Sedona, this is the one that we recommend. This was, by far, our favorite 4WD experience in …

Courthouse Butte

How to Hike the Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte Loop Trail

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If you are looking for an easy hike with great views of two of Sedona’s most iconic formations, Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, then put the Bell Rock and Courthouse Loop Butte Trail on your to do list. This hike is done as a loop, so your views are always changing. It’s a relatively flat hike so it’s great for …

How to Get to Boynton Cave

How to Hike Boynton Canyon & the Subway Cave | Sedona, Arizona

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Boynton Canyon is one of Sedona’s top hikes. This is a relatively easy hike, as you walk on a mostly flat trail that is sheltered from the sun. The trail ends at the back of the canyon, where a short climb takes you up to a viewpoint, offering sweeping views of Boynton Canyon. Along the trail, there are two detours …

Grand Teton Itinerary

How Many Days Do You Need in Grand Teton? A Complete Itinerary

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How many days do you need in Grand Teton National Park? How do you plan the perfect Grand Teton itinerary? The answer to these questions depends on two big factors. How much time do you have? And how much do you like to go hiking? For those who just want to see the main highlights, one day is really all …

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise View

How to Visit Matterhorn Glacier Paradise …and is It Worth It?

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Does a trip to the highest cable car station in Europe sound thrilling to you? How about having 360° views across the Alps? If so, then put Matterhorn Glacier Paradise on your Swiss to-do list. Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is an alpine wonderland of ski slopes, panoramic vistas, ice carvings, and a unique view of the Matterhorn. On this visit, you …

How to Visit Goblin Valley

Goblin Valley State Park: Things to Do with Limited Time

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Goblin Valley is an easy to visit state park that is located in southeastern Utah. With its hoodoos, toadstools, “goblins,” and short but sweet hiking trails, this park is pure fun to visit. Kids, and kids at heart, will LOVE this park!! The main section of hoodoos and goblins is free to explore…there is no need to stick to a …

Best Things to do in Canyonlands

10 Best Things to Do in Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands National Park is a sprawling park that is located near Moab, Utah. This national park is made up of five sections and each of them offer a very different experience. In this post about the best things to do in Canyonlands, we cover the top experiences for all five areas of the park. Most first time visitors spend their …

Best Mount Rainier Hikes

15 Epic Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park

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One of the best ways to experience Mount Rainier National Park is from a hiking trail, of which there are many. Some of the best hikes in Mount Rainier National Park are short and sweet, offering jaw-dropping views with very little effort. But for those who crave more adventure or want to journey deep into the park, there are plenty …

White Rim Road One Day Guide

How to Drive the White Rim Road in One Day

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Driving the White Rim Road is one of the best experiences in Canyonlands National Park. For 100 miles, this road circles around the Island in the Sky mesa, taking you past canyons, buttes, and the Colorado and Green Rivers. This drive takes most people two to three days. If you have less time, it is possible to drive the White …

Great Sand Dunes

Colorado National Parks: Travel Guide & Itinerary

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There are four Colorado national parks: Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Great Sand Dunes. The landscapes that these national parks protect are dramatically different from one another. In Rocky Mountain National Park, journey high into the Rocky Mountains, cross the Continental Divide, and hike to gorgeous alpine lakes and waterfalls. Get a history lesson at …

One Day in Capitol Reef Hikes

One Perfect Day in Capitol Reef National Park

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If you only have one day in Capitol Reef National Park, what should you do? There are several different ways that you can spend one day in Capitol Reef. For some people, “one day” might mean a very quick visit, as you tour Capitol Reef while driving between two different locations in Utah. Or, you might have more time, with …

Best Hikes Olympic NP

17 Great Hikes in Olympic National Park (+ Map & Photos)

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One thing that makes Olympic National Park so unique is its wide variety of landscapes and ecosystems. In this one park, you can hike to mountain peaks, stroll through lush, temperate rainforests, and explore the rugged, rocky coastline. In this post, we list 17 of the best hikes in Olympic National Park…17 great ways to explore this wonderful national park. …

Colorado Itinerary

The Perfect Colorado Itinerary: National Parks & Scenic Drives

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With four national parks, numerous national forests and state parks, plus historic towns scattered throughout the Rocky Mountains, Colorado makes an awesome road trip destination. On this Colorado itinerary, you will visit all four national parks (Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Rocky Mountain National Parks), linking them together with gorgeous scenic drives. About this …

Mount Rainier

14 Amazing Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

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Mount Rainier is a glacier-capped, active volcano that can be seen from hundreds of miles away. In the summer months, the lower slopes are carpeted with wildflowers. With its old growth forests and network of hiking trails, this is an outdoor paradise for many travelers. In this post, we cover the best things to do in Mount Rainier National Park. …