Road Trip

Get out of Gilbert, AZ with a road trip to a nearby national park this month. The Liv Northgate Blog is featuring a few of our favorite national parks and a couple of tips to help you get through your next road trip. We hope that you get the chance to have an adventure this April!


Below we are featuring several national parks that we think you would love exploring this month. We’ve highlighted parks that are various distances from your home here in Arizona. Click each link for help planning your trip.


Short Trip

Saguaro National Park

1h 49 min

Saguaro National Park is a great place to visit and camp if you want to get out of town for a short weekend away. Learn more about the park’s camping and event info at the National Park Service website.


Medium Trip

Grand Canyon

3h 45 min

Everyone should find the chance to see the Grand Canyon at least once during their lifetime. If you haven’t been able to visit the Grand Canyon yet, take the chance to explore the national park this April. Learn more about the national park (and planning your trip) at the Grand Canyon official website.


Lake Powell

4h 41 min

Lake Powell is a great place to spend a long weekend. Go boating, swimming, wakeboarding, and tubing at Lake Powell this year. We think that renting a houseboat for your trip is a wonderful idea. You can find more idea on booking a houseboat on the Lake Powell website.


Long Trip

Yellowstone National Park

16h 48 min

Highlights at Yellowstone National Park include Old Faithful, Canyon Village, and Mammoth Hot Springs. We recommend taking a couple of weeks off work to explore the entire park and give yourself enough time to get there (and come back). Yellowstone National Park is huge, so pick the places you most want to see and focus on enjoying those sites. Also remember to reserve your campsites ahead of time. If you’d prefer to stay in a hotel, book your trip well ahead of time to ensure you have a room to stay in each night. You can find more on Yellowstone National Park from the National Park Service.


Travel Tips

Before you head out on your trip, pack a cooler full of healthy food. Fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, and granola are all great road trip snacks. Also remember to have all the right documents before you head out on your trip. Remember to pack your license, insurance card, and registration before you go.


Where should we road trip this month? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!

Road Trip!