Good morning everyone, welcome to Part 4 (last part, I promise) of my TransferCar RV rental experience. A few months ago, I learned about TransferCar and wrote an introduction post about the service. A few weeks after that, I had the opportunity to book my first one way RV rental from Los Angeles to Denver. The following week, my brother and I embarked on a 6 day, 1,789 mile journey through 5 states. In this post (late by 2+ months), I will share some of the pictures from our epic journey. If you want to learn more about TransferCar, please read parts 1-3. My brother used a GPS app on his phone to track our progress from Los Angles to Denver.
- TransferCar Part 1: Introduction to Free One Way Car and RV Rentals
- TransferCar Part 2: Book your Free One Way Car or RV Rental Online
- TransferCar Part 3: RV Pickup, Dropoff, Exterior, and Interior Photos
We didn’t do anything special on our drive from Southern California to Las Vegas to South East Utah. When we finally arrived in Zion National Park, we went on several amazing hikes and witnessed many stunning views. Our first stop was to The Subway, where the rock walls are worn down by running water over millions of years, making a subway-like tunnel in the rocks.
After that, we did one of the most challenging/dangerous hikes. We hiked to the top of Angel’s Landing. The hike is only 5.2 miles round trip with a 1,500 foot elevation gain, which doesn’t sound too difficult, but don’t be fooled. Near the top, there are chain rails that you can use to pull yourself upwards.
When we reached the top of Angel’s Landing, we witnessed amazing views of the canyon floor. Even though the hike was excruciating at times, it was well worth the time and energy.
After leaving Zion National Park, we drove through Bryce Canyon. Stunning sunset views of the rocks and cliffs. Snow was still present in late March.
Several natural arches are easily view-able from the main road. We only spent 2 hour driving through Bryce Canyon, but I want to come back during warmer months to explore more.
Our next stop was Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona. Stunning blue/green views of the Colorado River below.
Close by was Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon with beautiful yellow, orange, and red rocks. Bring your camera and take hundreds of pictures of various colored rocks. Warning: there will be lots of other camera-wielding tourists.
Along the Arizona and Utah state border, you will see Monument Valley, full of wonderful sandstone buttes jutting out of the desert floor.
We drove through the Colorado Rockies and saw some beautiful snow-covered mountains.
When everything was said and done, we drove a total of 1,789 miles (odometer reset at 1,000).
After turning in our RV, I bought tickets to the Denver Nuggets basketball game in the Pepsi Center and bought good seats behind the basket for around $20 each.
On Saturday morning, we did one more hike in Boulder, Colorado, up to the Royal Arch in the Flatiron Mountains. The hike is 3.2 miles round trip with a 1,200 foot elevation gain.
On Saturday night, we went back to the Pepsi Center to watch the Colorado Avalanche hockey game. We literally sat in the top row, but the views of the game were awesome. Tickets bought the same day were around $30 each.
Unknown to us when we bought the tickets, that game was Star Wars Night and Darth Vader made a special announcement to the crowd.
That is the end of our epic adventure from California to Colorado. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone.