Road Trip - What's not to miss in NW Arizona and Calif. Parks?
January 17, 2014 3:08 PM Subscribe
I'm in Arizona and want to travel from Phoenix to Joshua Tree Nat'l. Park and then on to other places in Calif., and not miss anything fantastic nearby. I'll visit LA and its museums (and my family) and want to spend time camping in National Parks - Channel Islands, Lassen Volcanic, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, Yosemite, Sequoia, Redwood, Pinnacles. I've visited Calif. and spent time in San Francisco and LA, as well as the Long Valley. In AZ, Petrified Forest, & Grand Canyon.
posted by theora55 to Travel & Transportation around California (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
It's way too broad a question, I know. I love literature, great bookstores, natural wonders, 1/2 day hikes, and I'm a hippie and will visit Sedona and other places of great beauty/ spiritual lore/ laidback-ness. I'm car-camping with a small dog, which complicates national park visits a bit, but we'll manage. I think I want to go from AZ to Calif., LA, north no farther than SF, and back to AZ to the Grand Canyon. I can take a month or so. If I should skip a park, that would be good to know. I expect to be in California again, so I don't feel like I have to pack everything into 1 trip.
Home base right now is Denver. I'll visit Colorado places with family. Probably will not make it to southern AZ. I'm on the road already, so time frame is January - February. Alternate route suggestions welcome. I don't want to spend every hour driving, though it's a large section of country.
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