2020 National Parks Trip – Day 6 Itinerary

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My 2020 National Parks Road Trip Itinerary

As I began to plan my 2020 National Parks Road Trip that I outlined for you a few weeks back, I began to realize how beneficial it might be for me to share the process I use to plan long road trips.  Believe it or not, even though they don’t include air travel or the other complexities associated with fly-and-stay travel, road trips can be surprisingly difficult to plan.  This is especially true during a global pandemic.  That is why I have chosen to share my detailed road trip itinerary and planning process with you in case it might help you in navigating the planning process for your next big road trip.  I have included links to each day’s itinerary plan, as well as the main itinerary article, below to assist you with navigation.

Main Itinerary Article
Day 1 – Driving to Colorado
Day 2 – Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park
Day 3 – Climbing Gray’s Peak
Day 4 – Visit The Great Sand Dunes National Park
Day 5 – Visit Mesa Verde NP and Canyon of the Ancients
Day 6 – Visit Canyonlands National Park
Day 7 – Explore Capitol Reef National Park
Day 8 – Drive to Great Basin National Park
Day 9 – Explore Shoshone Falls and Craters of the Moon
Day 10 – Explore Yellowstone National Park
Day 11 – Visit Little Bighorn and Badlands National Park
Day 12 – Drive Home

Day’s Driving Map

Summer Parks Trip - Day 6 Driving Map

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Day’s Itinerary

  • Visiting Canyonlands National Park

What to See

Canyonlands National Park - Top Things to See Map

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Dead Horse Point Overlook
Mesa Arch
Whale Rock
Upheaval Dome
Green River Overlook
Aztec Butte
Buck Canyon Overlook
Grand Viewpoint Overlook
Murphy Point Trail
Roadside Ruin
Cave Spring
Squaw Flat
Elephant Hill
Slick Rock
Big Spring Canyon Overlook

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Summer Parks Trip - Day 5 Campgrounds Map 1

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