Best Road Trip Stops you NEED to Make.
Believe it or not spring is right around the corner which means you better have your summer road trips LOCKED. But if you're like me and forget to plan anything in advance and now you're like "Crap, summer is in like two minutes and I have no idea where to go because I want to go all the places!?!!!!," fear not, I am here to help.
Last summer I spent practically every waking minute roaming every US highway between Colorado and California JUST FOR YOU. I have put together the Best Summer Road Trip Stops you NEED to add to your itinerary this summer. Check out the places that made my top 10 favorites, and make them yours. String 'em together for an epic Western US tour, or pick and choose for a weekend getaway sure to boost your IG game.
1.) Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Don't be scared off by the selfie sticks and tour buses. Though crowded, this park offers PLENTY of play room for all!
2.) Goblin Valley, Eastern Utah
I highly suggest refraining from taking any hallucinogens while visiting this park. Or maybe that's your thing.... either way this park is BANANAS.
3.) Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Easily one of the most photographed destinations on Instagram. Easily still one of my favorite tours.
4.) Mesa Verde, Colorado
Take a trip back in time.
5.) Half Dome – Yosemite, California
If you haven't experienced the magic of Yosemite National Park, GO NOW. But book well in advance. Campgrounds and backpacking permits sell out 5 months in advance. Permits will also be needed for the Half Dome Cables portion, awarded by lottery only. With over 4M visitors a year.... may the force be with you!
6.) Maroon Bells, Colorado
An iconic day hike with a jaw dropping sight for locals and visitors alike.
7.) Arches National Park, Utah
Arches is a very special place to me. It was home to our SheLift retreat last fall, and is one of my favorite national parks.
8.) Ice Lakes, Colorado
All the alpine lakes your IG could dream of within one hike and less than an 2 hours from Telluride, CO. Get the trail info here.
9.) Little Wild Horse Canyon, Utah
A great slot canyon for beginners! Some bouldering and water crossings included. Be prepared to be bold! Info here.
10.) Bryce Canyon, Utah