1. Lucie
    August 12, 2016 @ 1:27 PM

    Thanks Nicole,

    We are planning a trip for the summer of 2017 and your roadtrip has it all!
    I have a few questions: you wrote that you’ve done this in 5 days, but if you want to see everything, we should at least take 11 days… That’s strange. Which parks didn’t you see then?
    In what year and month did you travel? What kind of car do you recommend?

    Thanks and please keep up the good work!

    The Netherlands


    • Nicole
      August 12, 2016 @ 3:47 PM

      Hi Lucie!
      Thank you! Glad to hear! Yes I planned to 11 days to see these parks, and others I did not include- petrified forest, Valley of Fire (NV), Coral Pink Sand Park, and a few other smaller ones. I wasn’t expect to hike so little. We did plan another day in Zion to hike the Narrows, but they were closed for flash flooding, so we decided to just skip the hike to Angels Landing in order to get a campsite the next morning… If you want I can send you my itinerary based on 11 days. You can cut things out that you do not want to do/see. We also added in the Grand Canyon- which is a must see! I think the 11 days is a very slow relaxing trip, but unfortunately, I was pressed for time.
      I went in April of this year! Just when all the snow has melted and the waterfalls and rivers are at their strongest (sans snow). It’s also not blistering hot out!
      I used my personal car- a Chevy Equinox. We had no problems. We barely went off paved road. If you plan to stick to my itinerary, I’d suggest an economy car, they go so far on one tank of gas!

      If you’re planning for next year apply for a permit to day hike the Wave in Coyote Buttes. It’s extremely limited and not too many people know about it yet. The lottery is 3 months out.
      Let me know if you have any more questions and if you’d like me to share my itinerary with you!

    • Lucie
      August 14, 2016 @ 10:36 AM

      Hey Nicole,
      Thanks for another great tip: to be in the lottery for hiking the Wave. I’ve checked the website and put the dates in my agenda. We’re not completely re-doing your trip, but an economy car should be fine. We’re heading out there next summer so I hope we’ll be able to rent an airconditioned car ūüėÄ
      I would love to see your itinerary!
      Thanks in advance,

  2. Lucie
    September 4, 2016 @ 9:14 AM

    Hi Nicole,

    I’m sorry to bother you, but do you have the time to send me your itinerary? Thanks!



    • Nicole
      September 8, 2016 @ 11:14 AM

      I did send it, I will try again! ūüôā

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