To celebrate National Parks Week, I revisited my trip around the Grand Circle in October 2008, which started and ended in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking in five national parks and Monument Valley along the way. Click on the links below to read about these parks in more detail at Worth the Detour.
First up was Zion National Park.
Then came Bryce Canyon, a personal favorite.
After Bryce was the biggest surprise of the trip, Capitol Reef National Park.
And then, of course, came the iconic Arches National Park.
I paid homage to my father’s love of westerns at Monument Valley.
And finally completed the Grand Circle with the mother of all canyons.
All in all, it was a fabulous road trip that I heartily recommend.
Do you have a favorite national park? If so, let me know in the comments below, I’m looking to plan my next trip!