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The Narrows Hike – The Ultimate Zion Campervan Getaway

The Narrows hike in Zion National Park has become a phenomenon for hikers and you can take my word for it: the Narrows is one of the most awe-striking treks you will ever experience! In this article, we’ll talk about the Narrows and what you can expect when you get there. We’ll also review how to prepare ahead of time so you have everything you need to load up your Travellers Autobarn converted campervan and go on your epic hiking adventure!

Zion National Park, in southwest Utah, is a fabulous addition to many of our favorite itineraries and has made it onto our list of the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip. Its geography is stunning, and without a doubt, it should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. Zion National Park is renowned for its striking red sandstone, varied landscape, slot canyons and a diverse array of plants and animals.

Some of the critters who call Zion home include some 70 species of mammals (including mule deer, foxes, bats, bighorn sheep, and rock squirrels). In addition, there are nearly 300 species of birds, 8 species of fish, and 44 species of reptiles and amphibians. Zion National Park is also a habitat for some rare species including the California condor, the Mexican spotted owl, the Mojave Desert tortoise, and the Southwestern willow flycatcher.

Its predominant feature- the Zion Canyon is 15 miles long and as much as 2,640 feet (800 meters) deep with reddish-colored sandstone walls. The Virgin River, which carved its way through thousands of feet of Navajo sandstone, created it. The river flows to the Emerald Pools, which contain waterfalls and a mystical hanging garden.

The topography includes monolithic cliffs and high plateaus sprinkled with box elder, cottonwood, ash, and willow trees. The enormity of canyon belies the soft and subtle nature of the fern and wildflower gardens that have grown around it. In the upper portion of the Canyon is a startling gorge, often referred to as The Narrows.

 

Just three hours west of Los Angeles, where you can conveniently pick up your fully loaded campervan rental from Travellers Autobarn, is Joshua Tree National Park. Here you will encounter some epic views of the famous Mojave and Colorado Deserts, as well as the famous Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia), as you hike any one of its many trails and loops. And regardless of whether you are an amateur or avid stamina hiker, Joshua Tree has something for you.

With trails scattered throughout the park- some thirty minutes to an hour away from others- you’ll be happy you have your Travellers Autobarn campervan so you can conveniently visit multiple sites during your stay and recuperate in between hikes.

In this article, we’re going to break down options for hikers in Joshua Tree based on your skill level and preferences. We’ll also review safety precautions and best practices to ensure you have a safe and memorable trip. So gather your gear, head over to Travellers Autobarn to book your decked out campervan, and let’s get going!

Can you think of a better way to watch the world’s most famous geyser, “Old Faithful,” or experience the beauty of the rising peaks of the Teton Range than firsthand in a decked out, converted campervan!? Neither can we.

That’s why we put together this article- jam-packed with all the details for a phenomenal experience, so you can get the most out of your voyage. Best of all? You can stay right in the park in your fully equipped Travellers Autobarn converted camper van. For this amazing trek, we recommend planning on a 2-3 week road trip to experience all that Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park offer.

So what are you waiting for? Reserve your campervan today and enjoy unlimited miles on us! And without further ado, let’s get to the good stuff!

Visitors can reach America’s national parks by plane, train, and car, but one of the most memorable ways to experience the parks is by RV or campervan. With your campervan or RV, you can often stay within the park itself or just outside its borders. This enables you to not only get a close-up view of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, but also spend much less than you would staying in hotels at the parks.

This 3,665 mile itinerary out of San Francisco, includes some of the most spectacular parks in the western U.S., including Glacier National Park, Yosemite, Zion, and Yellowstone.

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Read on to find out more about each national park and some of the best RV and campervan campgrounds nearby. Then pick up one of our fully loaded campervans and hit the road!

Buckle up for our list of the most epic places to campervan in the United States. We really had to dig deep for this one! We pored over all our favorite trips to come up with our top 10 places, and we’re so excited to share it!

So pack your bags, book one of our deluxe campervans at our Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Las Vegas location and hit the road—here are the top 10 places to campervan or RV in the western United States!

1. Death Valley National Park, Nevada

Zabriskie point in Death Vally California

You might shy away from our first pick given its name, but believe us—the views are spectacular.

Death Valley National Park (DVNP), in southeastern Nevada near the California border, is home to 3.4 million acres of desert and mountainside. While its name may seem to accurately describe its ghost-town qualities and lack of vegetation, it is actually home to several stark contrasts.

While Death Valley can see some of the driest, hottest summers on earth, towering peaks are frosted with snow during the winter months and the occasional rainstorm can produce an abundance of wildflowers in the spring.

But be forewarned: We’ve heard from some of our fellow campers that DVNP accommodations tend to sell out frequently, so be sure to make a reservation well in advance.

With dozens of themed hotels and casinos, amazing shows, extravagant buffets, and tons of other ways to have fun (often a little too much fun), Vegas has something for almost everyone. But there are also ways to enjoy yourself outside of Vegas; the city is a great starting point for some excellent RV or campervan camping trips.

There are several renowned national parks near Las Vegas. The Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon National Park are both about four hours away; Zion National Park is about three hours away; and Death Valley is only a two-hour drive from Las Vegas—just to name a few.

So, spend a few days in Sin City and then de-sin on the road, all while soaking in some beautiful scenery.

Here are some of the best RV and campervan campgrounds near Las Vegas.

It should come as no surprise that California has some of the best camping sites in the U.S., if not the world. The Golden State features nine national parks, including the iconic Yosemite; 840 miles of coastline; and wonders such as the world’s tallest trees and the hottest place on the planet. There are dozens of fantastic campervan and RV campgrounds in California, but here are seven of the best.

1. Redwoods RV Resort – Crescent City

The California Redwoods are some of the most amazing natural wonders in the world, and Redwoods RV Resort, located in Crescent City, offers one of the best ways to see them. The newly-renovated resort is nestled among spruce, hemlock, Douglas fir, and Redwoods, and is situated just minutes from Redwood National and State Parks, Redwood National Forest, Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park, and Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park.

The park’s 80 sites have full hookups and 50 amp electric; restrooms, hot showers, and laundry facilities; a playground; and an on-site store. They also provide tent camping, for those who want to get back to basics, and fully-furnished rental cabins, for campers wanting a little more space.