8 National Parks From the Sierras to the Rockies
Updated: May 21
This trip started in San Diego and covered 6,000 miles and 6 weeks through 9 locations including 8 National Parks.
Stop 1: Kings Canyon NP in California
This trip starts in Kings Canyon National Park. Even though it's in Southern California this was our first time there.
Stop 2: Sequoia NP in California
This was our 3rd time in Sequoia National Park. Because there is so much to see and we enjoy it and it is so close to home.
Stop 3: Huntington Lake
This is an annual trip we do with a bunch of friends. We take 2 days to get there from San Diego, which is a stop on quite a few trips.
Stop 4: Crater Lake NP
Crater Lake National Park is amazing with clean air and clear blue water. Like most National parks there is so much to see. The highlight was the boat tour to Wizard Island.
Stop 5: Mount Rainier NP
Mt. Rainier National Park was beautiful with its glaciers and clouds in the valleys.
Don't forget the trip to Sunrise which was a highlight.
Stop 6: North Cascades NP
This is a trip we did with some friends living in Northern Washington. We camped with them in Rockport WA on the Skagit River and spent more time with them in and around the campground than we did in the park. We did enjoy the time we spent in the park.
Stop 7: Glacier NP
Our 1st time at Glacier National Park, we enjoyed the hikes and beautiful scenery. We took the trip to the Canadian side of the park.
Stop 8: Yellowstone NP Again
This was our 2nd two-week trip to Yellowstone National Park so we tried to do things we didn't do on the first trip.
Stop 9: Grand Teton NP Again
This was our 2nd trip to Grand Teton National Park and it was a whole different experience. We only had one and a half days in the park on our first trip so this was special
First stop: Kings Canyon NP