It would be easy to argue that the United States is the best country in the world for RV owners. The U.S. is a large country, meaning there is plenty of space to explore beyond city limits. Also, with abundant natural beauty in varying forms from coast to coast, you could travel for a lifetime in your RV and never run out of things to see. If you’re ready to hit the open road, read on to discover three of the best RV routes in America!
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A Mountain Tour
The western half of the United States has some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. It is the Rocky Mountains that are the dominant range, but there are others in the region worth exploring, as well. For a memorable RV route that may serve as one of the best trips of your life, plan a path through as many of these stunning mountainous areas as you can manage.
While this trip could be managed in many different ways, consider starting in the north at Glacier National Park in Montana. From there, you can head south to Yellowstone, down into the Grand Tetons, over into the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, and back east to Colorado into the Rockies. This trip, or some version of it, would be an epic adventure and would surely lead you to some of the best views in the entire country.
Of course, this is a seasonal trip, as exploring these regions in an RV during the winter months will not be a viable option. Also, you won’t be the only traveler interested in seeing these amazing places, so plan ahead and secure overnight spots for your RV in as many places as possible.
See the Desert
Despite not being particularly far away from the mountain tour we described above, this next idea will present you with a completely different experience. The American Southwest is largely a desert landscape, and while it’s extremely hot in the summer, this is a great place to escape for a winter vacation when the temperatures are far more comfortable.
You could work your way through the southwest by starting in California and heading east, or by starting in Texas or Oklahoma and pointing your RV to the west. Some of the many highlights you’ll want to put on your agenda include the Grand Canyon, the Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree National Park, and the massive Hoover Dam.
Interstate 10 and Interstate 40 are great options for racking up miles when you need to get from one place to the next but don’t limit yourself to the main freeways if you want to truly experience the landscape. Do some research to track down RV resorts and other places to stay that will bring you closer to the best of what this part of the country has to offer.
While they don’t offer the scale and drama of the mountain ranges in the west, the Appalachians are still very much worth your time and attention. This rolling, green mountain range runs up and down most of the eastern side of the country, going from Canada in the north to Alabama.
There are a couple of reasons for RV owners to consider using the Appalachians as an attractive trip route. First, the rolling nature of these mountains makes them easier to travel in an RV than the big, jagged landscape of western mountain ranges. The highest point in the Appalachians is just over 6,600 feet, meaning you’ll have only modest climbing to do while piloting your RV. Also, if you are interested in incorporating stops in or near big cities into your itinerary, such destinations won’t be far away as you go north or south through these mountains.
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Now that you’ve discovered three of the best RV routes in America, it’s time to hit the open road! Which one will you choose first? Have fun out there and travel safe!
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