This road trip from Chicago to Las Vegas has some stops in beautiful National Parks like Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Zion. But, you will also visit some lesser known places. It is a good mix of magnificent nature, wildlife, and city life.
Just outside of Rapid City, South Dakota, we decided to do a little hike to enjoy the beautiful nature in Black Hills National Forest. We ended up going to Buzzards Roost, where you have different options to hike or mountain bike.
Zion National Park is located in Utah and is dominated by Zion Canyon. We already visited this National Park twice, as it has so much to offer. You keep coming back to it. And we are not alone: it is one of the most popular parks in Utah. Zion National Park is most famous for The Narrows and Angels Landing.
Starting in Achouffe, you can do a beautiful 8km hike. It is a round trip that can be extended to around 12k.
In the beginning, you have to cross a little river but because it is not deep, this is fairly easy to do: take off your shoes and socks, roll up your pants and just go.
You follow the river constantly while walking in between the trees. At the end, there are some ups and downs but the most part is flat.