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10 RV Road Trips Across the United States

RV road trips are one of the most exciting and rewarding ways to explore the United States. Few modes of transportation allow travelers to cover such vast distances for a reasonable cost while coming face-to-face with the natural treasures in our backyard. We have created ten of the best RV road trips for folks looking to hit the road and tour the United States’ most beautiful nature preserves. 


West Coast RV Road Trips

1. Olympic Peninsula

Distance:445 miles

From waters teeming with wildlife, snow-capped peaks, rainforests, and tide pools, the Olympic Peninsula truly has it all. On this 445-mile Olympic Peninsula road trip, you’ll experience the best the area offers, from history to food and wildlife encounters. Olympic Peninsula’s main attraction is Olympic National Park, featuring a lush rainforest, stunning mountain peaks, crystal clear lakes, and the Pacific Coast. This 7-destination loop will take RV travelers around the northwest-most point in the continental US. So what are you waiting for?


Seattle, WA
Bainbridge Island, WA
Port Townsend, WA
Sequim’s Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Lake Crescent
Neah Bay, WA
Ruby Beach, WA
Quinault Reservation
Aberdeen, WA
Seattle, WA


2. Oregon Scenic Trip

The Columbia River Gorge is famous for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, with the largest National Scenic Area in the US. You’ll find breathtaking waterfalls such as Multnomah, Bridal Veil, Latourell falls, and fields of wildflowers. But not only is the scenery gorgeous, but you’ll experience vineyards, hand-crafted beer, farm-fresh dining, mountain biking trails, and hiking trails. Lastly, for water sports fanatics, the Columbia River Gorge is a must, with Hood River being the windsurfing capital of the world. Finally, the Columbia River Gorge makes for an excellent RV road trip in the Pacific Northwest region. 


Portland, OR
Hood River
Rowena Crest Viewpoint
Painted Hills
Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne
Tamolitch Falls (Blue Pool)
Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway
Umpqua Hot Springs
Toketee Falls
Crater Lake National Park
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Gold Beach
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, Bandon
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Cannon Beach
Portland, OR


3. California Loop

Distance:2,226 miles

California offers endless natural beauty, From National Parks, Redwoods, and Wildlife to Coastal Views, Microbrews, and endless Biking and Hiking. You can go from lying on a sunny palm-lined beach to world-class skiing atop a snowy mountain in a few hours. This 14-destination loop will take RV travelers across the entire state from Anza-Borrego State Park to Joshua Tree National Park. We’ve highlighted some of California’s top nature and camping destinations. Still, we encourage you to improvise as there is no shortage of parks and preserves.


Anza-Borrego State Park
Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Point Reyes.
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Klamath National Forest
Shasta National Forest
Lake Tahoe
Grover Hot Springs
Yosemite National Park
John Muir Wilderness
Death Valley
Joshua Tree National Park


4. Rocky Mountains

Distance:2,826 miles

The surreal, wild, and rugged landscape of the Rocky Mountain National Park stretches over 3,000 miles with stunning jagged mountains, lush forests, and calm rivers and lakes. Of course, you could spend weeks at Yellowstone and Grand Teton alone. Still, we’ve selected a few more popular destinations and suggest you set aside a hefty chunk of time for this trip. An RV road trip through the Rocky Mountain National Park will allow you to explore many sights and attractions while staying at a campground in the park.


Sawtooth National Forest, ID
Craters of the Moon Monument,  ID
National Elk Refuge, WY.
Grand Teton National Park, WY
Yellowstone National Park, Mont.
Glacier National Park, Mont.
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Mont.
Devil’s Tower National Monument, WY
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO


5. Utah National Parks

Distance: 928 miles

Towering red rock hoodoos, vast skies, and colorful sandstone cliffs are just a few of the jaw-dropping geologic wonders you can expect to see in Utah’s five national parks. Each year, millions of travelers venture to explore these surreal sights for themselves. While you could spend weeks exploring Utah Mighty Five® parks, combining all five parks into a single road trip is an unforgettable adventure in under a week with 1,000 miles.


Salt Lake City, UT
Zion National Park, Springdale
Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon
Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne County
Arches National Park, Moab
Canyonlands National Park
Salt Lake City, UT


6. Route 66

Distance: 2,332 miles

A Route 66 road trip screams “America.” Route 66, also known as the Mother Road, is the USA’s most iconic and celebrated RVing route. We cover almost 2,500 miles of the very heart of our country, from Chicago to Los Angeles. Unlike the other trips we list here, Route 66 is less a nature excursion and more a nostalgic cruise along a collection of museums, diners, and roadside attractions. Route 66 has hundreds of potential stops; we’ve chosen just a few. So grab your keys, and let’s hit the road!


Chicago, IL
Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum, IL
Lincoln’s Tomb, IL
St. Louis, MO
Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Galena Mining and Historical Museum, KA
Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum, OK
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, OK
Palo Duro State Park, TX
Cadillac Ranch, TX
Route 66 Auto Museum, NM
Red Rock State Park, NM
Petrified Forest National Park, AR
Meteor Crater, AR
The Grand Canyon, AR
Los Angeles, CA

Northeast RV Road Trips

7. New England Loop

Distance: 1,515 miles

A road trip around New England offers a balanced blend of lush forests, rugged seascapes, colonial history, and world-class seafood. As the nation’s most historic corner, the New England Loop encompasses six states in the northeastern United States, from Green Mountain National Forest to Ferris Lake. We start our loop in upstate New York, heading into the upper historical greenery of Acadia and through a collection of historic New England towns, including Salem and Cape Cod. Drive into the birthplace of American history with an RV road trip through New England’s loop. 


Green Mountain National Forest, VT
White Mountain National Forest, NH
Allagash Wilderness Waterway State Park, ME
Acadia National Park, ME
Minute Man National Historic Park, MA
Salem, MA
Boston, MA
Cape Cod, MA
Jamestown, RI
Fort Adams State Park, RI
Mystic Seaport, CT
Hammonasset State Park, CT
Fort Hale Park, CT
Ferris Lake, NY


MidWest RV Road Trips

8. Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Distance: 1,515 miles

It’s no wonder the Wolverine State is famous among RVers. With jaw-dropping natural beauty, endless hiking trails, rich forests, and thousands of miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. We start our trip by exploring the shops and historic sites on Mackinac Island and into the lush wooded area of St. Ignace. Take an RV road trip through one of America’s most secluded and beautiful areas.


Straits State Park
Tahquamenon Falls
Pictured Rocks
Keweenaw Peninsula
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Crystal Falls, Michigan
Fayette Historic Site
Palms Book State Park
Manistique Lakeshore Campground
Lakeshore Park Campground, St. Ignace


Southern RV Road Trips

9. Blue Ridge Parkway

Distance:469 miles

The Blue Ridge Parkway, nicknamed “America’s Favorite Drive,” is a 469-mile road that snakes along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. Our trip will take us between North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park. The longest linear National Park’s sweeping turns and breathtaking views lure many RV travelers along its length. But, of course, nothing beats the treasure trove of scenic overlooks of the Appalachian Mountains in your home-away-from-home!


Mount Mitchell State Park, NC
Grandfather Mountain State Park, NC
Stone Mountain State Park, NC
Roanoke, NV
Charlottesville, NV
Bull Run Regional Park, NV
Charlottesville, NV


10. The South

Distance: 5,776 miles

The southern part of the U.S. has plenty to offer when it comes to stunning views from your RV’s windshield and lots to do. The Southern states are known for their stunning wilderness, legendary cuisine, beaches, and rich history. This loop starts in historic Savannah, drops into Florida, and meanders along the Southern coast before launching east into Tennessee and Virginia. The last leg of the trip comprises a series of coastal beaches for proper relaxation at the end of your long journey. 


Savannah, GA
Ocala National Forest, FL
Big Cypress National Preserve, FL
Everglades National Park, FL
Apalachicola National Forest, FL
Blackwater River State Park, FL
De Soto National Forest, FL
New Orleans, LA
Kisatchie National Forest, LA
Houston, TX
Sam Houston National Forest, TX
Ouachita National Forest, AR
Ozark National Forest, AR
Memphis, TN
Nashville, TN
Cherokee National Forest, TN
Chattahoochee National Forest, GA
George Washington National Forest, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Myrtle Beach, SC
Hilton Head, SC

Wrapping Up

Whether you’re hoping to compile the ‘Ultimate Camping Trip List‘, or just looking to add a few stops to your ideal rv road trip, we hope a few of our spots have made your list! And as always, if you need any RV parts and supplies, remember, Mobile Home Parts Store has always got you covered.

And if you have any recommendations, let us know!

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