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Road Trip Questions!!!!!!!! Please Help/Reply

Woodbridge, Virginia
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Road Trip Questions!!!!!!!! Please Help/Reply

I am heading to San Fransisco from Northern Virginia and want to see as much as possible in about 16 days. I have made this "trip plan" as somewhat of a guideline. My question is if this seems do-able and enjoyable.

My budget is $3400.00 for Food/Gas/Lodging for two people and we are fully-prepared to camp most of the nights except for one night in Vegas which we will be staying with relatives.


DAY 1 5/9

-Leave Woodbridge VA by 6 am

- Drive to St. Louis MO (13hrs 845mi)

-Sleep= Car or camping

DAY 2 5/10

-Head towards Great sand Dunes Parks CO (14.5hrs 950mi)

-Sleep= camping or car in or past Great sand dunes NP CO

DAY 3 5/11

-Head to Mesa Verde NP CO (4.25hrs 215mi)

-Sleep= camping or car in or near Mesa Verde NP CO

Morfield Campground Mile Marker 4 Mancos, CO 81330 (800) 449-2288

Lightner Creek Campground 1567 County Road 207 Durango, CO 81301 (970) 247-5406

KOA Mesa Vere/Cortez 27432 E. Highway 160 Cortez , CO 81321 (800) 562-3901

DAY 4 5/12

-Day in Mesa Verde

-Head to Bryce Canyon NP UT (6.25hrs 380mi)

-Sleep=camping or car in or around Bryce Canyon NP UT

KOA Bryce Valley 250 Red Rock Drive Cannonville, UT 84718 (435) 679-8988

Kanab Rv Corral 483 South 100 East Kanab, UT 84741 (435) 644-5330

Sunset Campground Garfield UT 84717

DAY 5 5/13

-Either full day in Bryce Canyon or head to Zion NP UT (2hrs 85mi)

-Sleep=camping or car in Zion NP

Kanab Rv Corral 483 South 100 East Kanab, UT 84741 (435) 644-5330

Kaibob Camper Village Highway 67 Fredonia, AZ 86022(928) 643-7804

Hitch-n-Post Camp 420 N Main, Panguitch, UT 23 mi NW (435) 676-2436

DAY 6 5/14

-Head to Grand Canyon NP AZ (5.5hrs 310mi)

-Sleep=camping or car around/near Grand Canyon

DAY 7 5/15

-Day in Grand Canyon

-Head to Las Vegas NV (4.75hrs 290mi)


DAY 8 5/16

-Leave sleep by 8 am

-Head to L.A. CA (4hrs 270mi)

-Visit City

-Head to San Francisco CA (5.75hrs 385mi)

-Sleep=Convention Hotel

DAY 9 5/17



DAY 10 5/18

-Leave sleep 8 am

-Check out

-Head to Yosemite NP CA (4hrs 190mi)

-Sleep=camping or car in Yosemite or on route to Great Basin

North Pines Camp 9024 Southside Drive YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 (877)444-6777


Crane Flat Camp California 120 Groveland, CA 95321 (209) 372-0200

DAY 11 5/19

-Spend More time in Yosemite

-Head to Great Basin NP NV (From Yosemite = 8.25hrs 440mi)

-Sleep=camping, or motel in or around Great Basin

Ely KOA 15396 U.S. 93 Ely, NV 89301 (775) 289-3413

Elk Flat Camp Ely, NV 89301

West End RV 50 East Aultman Street Ely, NV 89301 (775) 289-2231

DAY 12 5/20

-Head to Rocky Mountain NP CO (10hrs 585mi)

-Sleep=camping, or motel in or around Rocky Mountain

Mountain Lakes Lodge 10480 U.S. 34 Grand Lake, CO 80447 (970) 627-8448

North Shore Lodge 928 County Road 64 Granby, CO 80446 (877) 627-3220

Historic Crags Lodge 300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 10 mi NE (970) 586-6066

The Inn at Grand Lake 1103 Grand Ave, Grand Lake, CO 7.2 mi W (970) 627-9234

DAY 13 5/21

-Spend day in Rocky Mountain NP CO

-Head to Denver CO (2.25hrs 110mi)

-Sleep=motel, or camping in or past Denver (cold)

Shepps Motel 110 East Street Kit Carson, CO 80825 (719) 962-3132

Days Inn –Lamar 1302 N Main St, Lamar, CO 32 mi S (719) 336-5340

Blue Spruce 1801 S Main St, Lamar, CO 34 mi S (719) 336-7454

Roadway Inn 1301 N Main St, Lamar, CO 32 mi S (719) 336-7753

DAY 14 5/22

-Head to Topeka KS (7.45hrs 550mi)

-Sleep=camping or motel in or past Topeka

KOA Topeka/Capitol City 1949 SW 49th Topeka , KS 66609 (800) 562-4793

Perry State Park 5441 W Lake Rd, Ozawkie, KS 0.1 ft N (785) 246-3449

Chihowa Retreat 3553 Osage Rd, Perry, KS 8.5 mi E (785) 597-5415

Lake Shawnee Camp 3435 SE East Edge Rd, Topeka, KS 12 mi SW (785) 291-2634

DAY 15 5/23

-Head to Columbus OH (11hrs 730mi)

-Sleep=camping or motel in or before Columbus

Kamp Modoc 9773 South 800 West Modoc, IN 47358 (765) 853-5290

Arrowhead Camp 1361 Thomas Road New Paris, OH 45347 (937) 996-6203

Grandpa’s Farm Camp 4244 Indiana 227 Richmond, IN 47374 (765) 962-7907

DAY 16 5/24

-Head HOME!!! (6.75hrs 420mi)

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1. Re: Road Trip Questions!!!!!!!! Please Help/Reply

You should probably post this in the Road Trips forum:


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2. Re: Road Trip Questions!!!!!!!! Please Help/Reply

I agree, post this in the road trip forum. The miles driven and length of time to drive seems overly ambitious. 845 miles to St. Louis in 13 hours assumes average speed of 65 mph with no stops for meals, stretching, bathroom breaks, and assumes no traffic delays/road construction, etc. Even with two drivers, that's a pretting grueling schedule. Lamar CO to Topeka KS 550 miles in 7 hours 45 minutes assumes average speed of 74 mph, again no stops or slowdowns.

Are you taking camping gear? Depends on what you have, could be a quick set-up or might take longer, and you probably want to be able to set up before dark when possible.

I'm sure you'll get some good tips at the Road Trips Forum.

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