California is a state with stunning natural attractions, including beautiful beaches, vast deserts and mountains dotted with alpine lakes. Beat the crowds and find your special place off the grid! Secluded alpine lakes, a campfire right next to the lake and some killer sunsets. Yep, those scenic destinations really do exist in the golden state. But you gotta know where to look and what to bring. Fishing, hiking, perfect weekends, all here on this very site. Maps, GPS and our information can get you out there – into the Wilderness.
California is home to 27 national parks. With places to go like Yosemite and Death Valley, you could easily spend weeks exploring these magical places. Use this link to the National Park Service to learn more about California’s parks, monuments and historical landmarks.
From palm trees to pine trees, find great places to go with some great pictures of the sites on TakeMyTrip.com. See the sites and know what to expect before you get there. The ultimate California road trip guide!
With so much to see and do in Arizona, you might have a hard time picking what to go and experience. To help you out, we put together a list to help you find the most awe-inspiring places that you just have to see while you’re there.
Arizona is everything the Southwest is supposed to be – the state contains canyons, deserts, cacti, mountains, ghost towns, Indian tribes and abundant sunshine. Most famous of all there is the Grand Canyon, destination for millions of visitors each year, but there are also hundreds of miles of scenic land with many other canyons large and small waiting to be explored. Several artificial lakes, formed by dams on the Salt and Colorado rivers, provide many recreational opportunities and a welcome relief from the summer heat.
Utah is a mecca for adventurers – from incredible trails through the red rocks, hoodoo-filled valleys to deep river carved canyons, adventure is out there for you! The National Park Service is a great place to start planning your road trip. The hardest part will be making enough time to visit them all.
The Mighty 5 national parks in Utah draw several million visitors from around the world each year to marvel at surreal scenery and unforgettable activities. A trip to The Mighty 5 means watching the sunrise over the towering depths of Canyonlands National Park, then watching the sunset through an impossibly delicate rock bow in Arches National Park. It means standing nose-to-nose with ancient petroglyphs in Capitol Reef National Park, then lying on your back as a beautiful meteor shower streaks across the Milky Way. It means gazing down at coral-hued rock hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park, then gazing upward at the steep walls of slot canyon trails in Zion National Park. It means hiking, river rafting, biking, picnicking, walking, mule riding, exploring and stargazing.
For the more hearty camper, or for those that wish to get away from the crowds, the dispersed, or undeveloped camp areas are for you. An off road teardrop trailer is built perfectly for this type of self contained camping. Visitors can camp nearly anywhere on the national forest, just make sure if you pack it in, you pack it out.