Looking to maximize your National Parks Pass in a short amount of time? We didn’t realize it until we got here but Route 66 from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Flagstaff, Arizona is loaded with a bunch of great places to stop on your RV Road Trip.
One of the best things about traveling by RV is that there is seldom a feeling to rush from one place to the next. That’s good because the top speed and maneuverability of a 30 ft Winnebago make it hard to rush anywhere to begin with.
We did the best to make the drive West from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Sedona, Arizona a leisurely one filled with stops. While this was one of the most beautiful drives we did the lack of places to stay along the way made camping a bit more stressful than normal.
The solution was Red Rock Park along Highway 40 in New Mexico. We stayed here for a few days to enjoy the nearby hiking to Church Rock. We were also able to schedule in stops at Petrified Forest National Park as well as Meteor Crater.
National Park Pass
This part of the road trip truly cemented in our minds just how wise of a decision it was to purchase the America the Beautiful Annual Park Pass. For $80, we wouldn’t have to concern ourselves with entrance fees to National Parks or over 2,000 Federal recreation sites.
With the National Park Pass, you can save money if you’re planning on visiting many parks. That’s may be obvious as the first reason you’d spring for the purchase. The other factor that started playing a larger role in our trip is that we wouldn’t think twice about visiting a lesser known fee area for just a short time!