Meet the Flanagans!
This summer, Greg Flanagan, his wife and their two daughters, headed West for some family time in the Canyons. Renting an RV for a family vacation had been a plan of theirs after hearing the amazing adventure story from a friend. So they decided to hit the road and make the best of their summer!
Greg and Holly planned the trip with the goal of spending quality time with their two daughters, Lucy (15) and Audrey (13), and creating new family memories. And did they ever! Goss RV helped plan one excursion or rental activity every day, and their route included a national park at every stop.
Prior to their road trip, Goss RV helped plan their route and itinerary from start to finish, taking into consideration that they had never experienced the Canyons before and wanted to check off as many national parks as possible.
Where they Traveled
The Flanagans flew to Las Vegas and began their trip at Grand Canyon National Park where they explored the Grand Canyon Rim Trail. During their time here they did plenty of hiking and rented bikes to discover the wonders of the Grand Canyon.
The next day, they ventured to Lake Powell for hiking and spent some time kayaking on the lake. On their hikes, they explored several trails, including Dam Overlook, Hanging Garden and the Chains.
During the second day at Lake Powell, they rented a boat, went tubing and visited the famous monument, Rainbow Bridge. “It was amazing, a watersports Mecca,” relayed Greg.
After their tour of the Grand Canyon National Park, the Flanagan family headed to Zion National Park in Utah and stayed at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. While in Zion, they participated in a Jeep tour of Slot Canyon Exploration, which also involved hiking and rappelling the incredible rock features.
From Zion National Park, they continued their tour of the Canyons with a stop at Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon. After a hike, they then departed for Bass Lake near Yosemite National Park. They hiked up to several “really cool waterfalls and found swimming holes thanks to some guidance from our tour guide, Alex. All within about 20 minutes of Bass Lake!”
The Flanagans then ended their road trip at Yosemite National Park, where they scheduled a private guided tour. This customized tour of America’s first national park held a full day hike of Yosemite, where they visited Mariposa Grove and Glacier Point. Both locations offered gorgeous hikes and took them to observe El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite Falls and more. “We had an unbelievably great experience. I would highly recommend for families with teenage kids. Our guide was super accommodating, yet pretty adventurous and pushed us to do some cool stuff.”
From Yosemite, the Flanagans dropped their luxury RV off in San Francisco and enjoyed a few days of exploring the city before heading home. “We were sorry to see the RV portion of this vacation come to an end, but we have had an amazing time.”