Road Tripping Idaho, Utah and Montana

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Boomer on a hike looking for toadstools in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Below is the itinerary that I used for our Fall 2013 road trip to Southern Idaho/ Utah and Montana. Over the next few postings I will share stories from our travels. Be sure to check back often so you don’t miss any of our adventures!

9/7/13 Saturday Day 1 (Daily Total Drive Time 8.25 hrs / 499 miles)
8:00 am Depart for Lewiston Idaho
Drive Time: 3 hours / 160 miles
11:00 am Arrive Lewiston Idaho
•Lunch at MJ Barleyhoppers Brewery 621 21st St M-F 4pm-11pm S-S 10am – 11pm

Whitebird Battlefield

Boomer taking a hike at Whitebird Battlefield

12:00 pm Depart for White Bird Battlefield (after Grangeville)
Drive Time: 1 hour 16 mins / 73 miles
1:15 pm arrive White Bird Battlefield

2:30 pm Depart for Heaven’s Gate (Hell’s Canyon near Riggins)
Drive Time: 1 hour / 45 miles (18 mile one way dirt road)
3:45 pm Arrive Heaven’s Gate

4:15 pm Depart for Boise Idaho (Mountain Standard Time)
Drive Time: 3 hours 40 minutes / 185 miles
8:45 pm Arrive Boise Idaho

9/8/13 Sunday Day 2 (Daily Total Drive Time 6.25 hrs / 395 miles)
•9:30 am Capitol Building Tour 6-6 M-F / 9-5 Wkends / Free
•11:00 am Bitter Creek Alehouse 246 N 8th St 11am – late
•12:00 pm Penitentiary Self Guided Tour/ 2445 Old Penitentiary Rd 12p – 5pm Daily $5

1:30 pm depart for Park City Utah
Drive Time: 6 hours / 395 miles
7:00 pm arrive Park City Utah

Utah Olympic Torch

Utah Olympic Park

9/9/13 Monday Day 3 (Daily Total Drive Time 6 hrs / 304miles)
•Board Boomer at Dog InHaus for a few hours
•Utah Olympic Park pg 106 9am – 6pm
11:00pm Lunch at Wasatch Brew Pub 250 Main St 11am – 12am
12:00 pm pick up Boomer @ Dog InHaus

Kolob canyons Utah

Kolob Canyons Utah

12:30 pm Depart for Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
Drive Time: 4 hours / 271 miles
4:30 pm Arrive Kolob Canyons
•Kolob Canyons Road – 5 mile scenic drive

6:30 pm Depart for Washington Utah
Drive Time: 30 minutes / 31 miles
7:00 pm Arrive Washington Utah
Dinner at In & Out Burger 832 W Telegraph St

9/10/13 Tuesday Day 4 (Daily Total Drive Time 3 hrs/ 140 miles)
8:00 am Depart for Rockville UT
Drive Time: 42 minutes / 44 miles
9:00 am Arrive Rockville UT
•Board Boomer at Doggie Dude Ranch

9:30 am Depart for Zion National Park UT
Drive Time: 8 minutes / 5 miles
10:00 am Arrive Zion National Park UT
•Zion Canyon Shuttle PU 7am last drop off 8:45pm / Buses on the 15 mins
3:15 pm Depart for Springdale UT
Drive Time: 13 minutes / 6 miles
3:30 pm Arrive Springdale UT
•Zion Canyon Brewing Co 95 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, Utah 84767 11:30 – 10:30 pm
2400 Zion Park Blvd Springdale, UT 84767

4:25 pm Depart for Rockville UT
Drive Time: 5 minutes / 3 miles
4:30 pm Arrive Rockville UT
•Pick up Boomer at Doggie Dude Ranch

Coral Pink Sand Dunes Utah

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Utah

4:45 pm Depart for Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Drive Time: 1 hour 5 minutes / 60 miles (Sand Dunes Road)
6:15 pm Arrive Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
•$6 fee Dusk to Dawn

7:15 pm Depart for Kanab UT
Drive Time: 40 minutes / 22 miles (Sand Dunes Road)
8:00 pm Arrive Kanab UT

9/11/13 Wednesday Day 5 (Daily Total Drive Time 5 hrs / 178 miles)
8:00 am Kanab Visitors Center
•Toadstools hike

3:00 pm Depart Anasazi State Park Hwy 12
Drive Time: 1 Hour 25 minutes / 62 miles
4:30 pm Arrive Anasazi State Park
•$3 Fee

7:00 pm Depart for Panguitch UT
Drive Time: 2 hours / 94 miles
8:30 pm Arrive Panguitch UT

Bryce Canyon dogs allowed

Boomer checking out Bryce Canyon

9/12/13 Thursday Day 6 (Daily Total Drive Time 6 hrs / 352 miles)
7:20 am Depart for Bryce Canyon National Park
Drive Time: 36 minutes / 27 miles
8:00 am Arrive Bryce Canyon National Park

2:00 pm Depart for Red Canyon State Park UT
Drive Time: 30 minutes / 13 miles
2:30pm Arrive Red Canyon State Park UT

6:30 pm Depart for Filmore UT
Drive Time: 1 hour 36 minutes / 102 miles
8:06 pm Arrive Filmore UT

9/13/13 Friday Day 7 (Daily Total Drive Time 9 hrs / 563 miles)
8:30 am Depart for Uinta Brewing & Pub
Drive Time: 2 hours 30 Minutes / 152 miles
11:00 am Arrive Unita Brewing & Pub
1722 S. Fremont Drive(2375 W) Salt Lake City, UT 84104 M-F 11am

12:00 am Depart for Antelope Island UT
Drive Time: 41 Minutes / 36 miles
12:40 am Arrive Antelope Island UT
•$10 fee

2:15 pm Depart for Golden Spike National Historic Site UT
Drive Time: 1 hour 16 minutes / 67 miles
3:30 pm Arrive Golden Spike National Historic Site UT
•America the Beautiful pass covers fee

5:00 pm Depart for Dillon MT
Drive Time: 4.5 hours / 308 miles
9:30 pm Arrive Dillon MT

9/14/2013 Saturday Day 8 (Daily Total Drive Time 7 hrs / 398 miles)

Big Hole battlefield Montana

Big Hole National Battlefield

8:00 am Depart for Big Hole National Battlefield MT
Drive Time: 1.25 hours / 76 miles
9:30 am Arrive Big Hole National Battlefield MT
•9am – 5pm Daily

11:30 am Depart for Hamilton MT
Drive Time: 1.25 hours / 65 miles
1:00 pm Arrive Hamilton MT
•Bitter Root Brewing 101 Marcus St Hamilton MT 59840 M-S 11:30am – 8pm S 2pm-6pm
•Higher Ground Brewing 518 N 1st St Hamilton MT 59840 T-S 11am – 8pm S 1pm-8pm
•Hamilton Dog Park New York Ave and N 10th St

4:00 pm Depart for Stevensville MT
Drive Time: 30 mins / 20 miles
4:30 pm Arrive Stevensville MT
•Blacksmith Brewing 114 Main St S-R 2pm -8pm F-S Noon – 8pm

6:30 pm Depart for Home (mountain time)
Drive Time: 4 hours / 237 miles
9:30 pm Arrive Home (pacific standard time)

Now that you have a preview as to what is to come over the next few weeks I hope to see you back as we share our adventures around Idaho, Utah and Montana.  Don’t want to miss any of our trip, subscribe to the blog!

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2 Responses to Road Tripping Idaho, Utah and Montana

  1. I will be following along your road trip posts. I have never been to that part of the country, and I’ve never heard of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Boomer is such a lucky dog!

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