Fall Road Trip 2008 – 11.000km Through the Western USA

Start Time:
September 5, 2008 at 9:00am
End Time:
October 18, 2008 at 15:00pm
Western USA
Alright.. I had been away from “home” (i.e. Canada) for too long and I wanted to do a roadtrip down south (to the US) during the last fall, but it unfortunately it never happened.
There were a few “must see” and “must do’s” on my dream list that was itching to be checked off.

I went in the beginning of September 2008 to enjoy the still semi-warm climate and snow free roads. Remember Sept/Oct is going into fall, which meant WONDERFUL colours on the decidious trees that time of the year!
If you are curious on the itinerary then have a look below or on the map to the left, where a rough route is mapped out, all to grab as much of the juicy stuff out of the nine states and two provinces, 30+ national/state parks, monuments, forests and recreational areas worth having a look at.

Memories of visiting thirty plus (30+!!) national parks, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and to end up in Vancouver:


(For everything else, remember, there is MasterCard) ;))
Below you can click on each national park and get linked to the official park site for more indepth information.


1. Banff National Park

2. Kootenay National Park


3. Waterton Lakes National Park

4. Glacier National Park




5. Yellowstone National Park

6. Grand Teton National Park

Jackson / Jackson Hole

Salt Lake City

7. Arches National Park

8. Monument Valley

9. Natural Bridges National Monument

10. Canyonlands National Park

11. Capitol Reef National Park


12. Glen Canyon National Recreational Area

13. Bryce Canyon National Park

14. Cedar Breaks National Monument

15. Zion National Park

16. Grand Canyon National Park


17. Lake Mead National Rec Area

Las Vegas

18. Mojave National Preserve

19. Joshua Tree National Park

Los Angeles

20. Channel Islands National Park

21. Sequoia National Monument National Park

22. Kings Canyon National Park

23. Yosemite National Park

San Francisco

24. Golden Gate National Rec Area

25. Alcatraz Island

26. Fort Point National Historic Site

27. Presidio of San Francisco


28. Whiskey Town National Rec Area

29. Redwood National Park

30. Crater Lake National Park

Coos Bay


31. State Park Mt St Helens

32. Mount Rainer National Park



11.000km or about 6800 miles!!!

6 weeks of adventures, excitement, views, vistas and spectacular camping!

View Roadtrip Fall 2008 in a larger map

View Western US Road trip points of interest in a larger map

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