This is my first iteration of my general itinerary — or at least as many as Google will let me put into to its routing plan.

  • Day 1 – Seattle -> Malheur National Forest, OR – 7:53 / 428 Miles
  • Day 2 – Malheur -> Three Island Crossing State Park, ID – 5:18 / 280 Miles
  • Day 3 – Three Island -> Bountiful Peak Campground, UT – 4:43 / 263 Miles
  • Day 4 – Bountiful Peak -> Zion National Park – 5:49 / 333 Miles
  • Day 5 – Zion -> North Rim Campground, AZ – 2:19 / 110 Miles
  • Day 6 – Grand Canyon -> Natural Bridges National Monument, UT – 5:42 / 308 Miles
  • Day 7 – Natural Bridges -> Mesa Verde National Park, CO – 3:16 / 157 Miles
  • Day 8 – Mesa Verde -> Arches National Park, UT – 3:22 / 175 Miles
  • Day 9 – Arches -> Deer Creek State Park – 3:14 – 184 Miles
  • Day 10 – Deer Creek -> Massacre Rocks State Park, WY – 3:57 / 226 Miles
  • Day 11 – Massacre -> Twin Creek Campground, ID – 4:15 / 275 Miles
  • Day 12 – Twin Creen -> Home – 9:46 / 589 Miles

Part 2 of the map

This leaves a couple of days to spare… I’m looking to get back on day 14 or 15.

The goal is to have manageable days. I like to break camp at 10AM or so and be on the road by 10:30. If I roll into the next destination by 3 or 4 in the afternoom I’m happy. It gives me a good four or five hours to hike around after setting up my campsite.

Alternately, if I’m lazy, I grab a hotel room.

The last day is an outlier. I know myself. I’ll push on through to get home.