The Grand Circle
is one of my favorites. The loop goes through Utah,
Nevada and Arizona. The starting and ending point is
Salt Lake City. The stops are Bryce Canyon, Zion NP, Las
Vegas, the South Rim of Grand Canyon, Page (Antelope
Canyon and Lake Powell), Monument Valley, Arches NP,
Canyonlands NP, Dead Horse Point State Park. This trip
is approximately 1500 miles (2400 km) long. The best
season to visit this area is spring or fall. In the
summer, the temperature can reach 130 F or 40-50
Celsius. Allow yourself 2-3 weeks to enjoy it, at an
is a shorter variation of the Grand Circle. This loop
starts and ends in Las Vegas. The stops are the South
Rim of the Grand Canyon, Page (Antelope Canyon and Lake
Powell), Bryce Canyon and Zion NP. This is a 740 mile
(1200 km) long trip. I recommend a minimum stay of 7-10
This small circle could be a second part of your travel after you have
spent a week at another destination, for example, New
The Canadian Rockies are just gorgeous! This trip's starting
point is Calgary. The trip goes through 4 national
parks: Banff, Kootenay, Yoho and Jasper. The length of
your trip is approximately 620-680 miles (1000-1100 km).
If you also like to hike, allow yourself 2 weeks for
this trip. If you have one more week, you can go further
to British Columbia. On the way, you can visit Glacier
National Park, Revelstoke National Park, Victoria,
Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park and Gwaii
Haanas National Park and return from Vancouver.
Rocky Mountain National Park is beautiful! It is the best place to
get some high altitude experience. This trip can start
from Denver. The park has lots of roads on both sides
of the Continental Divide. There are many possibilities
to visit the entire park by car. There are almost
unlimited hiking trails, too. I recommend 10-14 day stay
if you love nature and hiking.
Canyonlands National Parks are just a different
world! Starting point can be Salt Lake City or Denver.
In the park you go by car between interest points then
take a short walk or hike. This is also one of the best
places for a jeep tour. Allow yourself 7-10 day stay to
enjoy the area.
is the best place to rent a house boat and explore the
lake shore. After a 3-7 day boat trip you can visit:
Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon south
rim. The closest city is Phoenix, AZ. Allow at least 2
weeks for this trip.
The skiing trip
is for ski lovers. I recommend Colorado's ski
resorts or Whistler in Canada. Allow yourself to stay
at least a week.
The fishing trip
is for the passionate fishers. The best place for
this activity is British Columbia or Alaska. There is
also fly fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park. In
British Columbia there are four major types of fish;
salmons, sturgeon, trout and steelhead.