Road trip vacations have become a favorite way for Kyle and I to explore while we travel. We typically fly to a city, rent a car, and then drive to all the places we want to see- mostly National Parks and fun cities. In September 2017 we took our vacation to Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Here is our American Southwest Road Trip Itinerary.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of my favorite places in the world. Since it is so close to home, I have been lucky enough to spend my free time exploring the park. With more than 800 miles of trails throughout the park, it might be difficult to decide which trails are worth your time. I’ve come up with 7 of my favorite must hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Visiting the Grand Canyon North Rim has been on my bucket list for a while, so it was an easy must-see destination during our American Southwest Road Trip Vacation. We were lucky enough to book a cabin for a night (best decision ever!) and we were able to experience the sunset over the beautiful North Rim views.
We started our Southwest Vacation by flying into Las Vegas and staying the night in the city. The following morning we completed the 5(ish) hour drive to the Grand Canyon North Rim. The drive was pretty long but worth it to experience such an amazing place.
The Delicate Arch Hiking Trail is one of the most popular hikes in Arches National Park. Located just outside of Moab, Utah, Arches National Park is home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, and the Delicate Arch is the most iconic.
The Grotto Falls Hiking Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a fun and easy hike that is perfect for a weekend morning. It’s a short hike, totaling less than 3 miles roundtrip, and it’s great hike for any fitness level. The old growth forest and waterfall make this a rewarding hike. If you are feeling adventurous, you can continue hiking the Trillium Gap Trail all the way to Mount LeConte.