April 30 2011 West Coast / National Park Trip

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West Coast National Park trip has been in planning stage for almost 2 years !

Some info regarding our trip

Leaving Gouldsboro  May 1  returning June 25  …  return date will be flexible

Planning to visit the following National Parks:

  •   Black Canyon  (Colorado)
  •   Great Sand Dunes  (Colorado)
  •  Arches  (Utah)
  • Capital Reef  (Utah)
  • Canyonlands  (Utah)
  • Bryce/Zion  (Utah)
  • Grand Canyon  (Arizona / North Rim)
  • Grand Tetons  (Wyoming)
  • Yellowstone  (Wyoming)
  • Badlands  (South Dakota)

Statistics from AAA

  • Total miles 5,700 miles  (not counting any side trips)
  • Drive time  91 hours
  • Gallons of gas used  282   (calculated from Yellowstone to Gouldsboro and back)
  • Cost of gas  $1050  (calculated on April 23 gas prices)

Pushpins indicate overnight stops

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