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.
Day’s Driving Map
We will be exploring two different areas of Southern Utah on this day, so there will be several different driving segments, which I have listed below.
Driving to the Corona Arch Hike Area
Driving to Capitol Reef National Park and Then to Campground
- Hike to see Corona Arch and Bowtie Arch
- Drive to Capitol Reef National Park
- Explore Capitol Reef National Park
- Camp Between Torrey and the Koosharem Reservoir Recreation Site
What to See
On this day we will explore two different areas of Southern Utah. First, we will take a short hike to see the magnificent Corona Arch, Bowtie Arch, Pinto Arch, and Little Rainbow Bridge. Following these short hikes, we will drive to Capitol Reef National Park and do some exploring before making camp for the night.
Corona Arch Area Hike
Capitol Reef National Park
Where to Stay
- Sandcreek RV Park *
- Sunglow Campground
- Doctor Creek Rec Site Campground
- Mackinaw Campground
- Bowery Creek Rec Site Campground
- Frying pan
- Paiute Campground