I’m finally planning my long-awaited trip out west! Turned 50 this year, but have thought about a trip like this for almost a decade… solo hiking and sightseeing in the following parks/areas:
Glacier for about 4 days; Yellowstone for about 3 days; Grand Tetons for about 2 days; Moab area for about 4 days (Arches and Canyonlands); Fruita about 2 days (Capital Reef); Bryce and Zion for about 3 days.
This trip started out about 10 days long, but I kept telling myself… if I’m out here, I might as well head over this way… Driving out from Ohio through Badlands, and stopping at Mount Rushmore before heading to Glacier. I will be camping at all parks except for travel days. My main questions are – your favorite campsites in each area and your favorite day hikes. I will not camping back country. Also, how is my timeframe? My list of places to stay and hike is ever-changing, but your combined knowledge should help me narrow it down!
I have never been to any of these national parks before… hence the reason for my trip. Have done some short hiking before and in pretty good physical shape, so I’m really looking forward to putting an end to my training and get to hiking!
Thanks in advance for your time and responses.