Free road trip stops

Jan. 19, 2018

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Taking a road trip? Well, trekking across the country is expensive enough, so here are some free pit stops that are well worth a detour.

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Seven Magic Mountains, Nevada

Just outside Las Vegas, these colorful rocks are right off the road — and free to visit.

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Rialto Beach, Washington

If you’re lucky enough to visit when the tide is out, the occasional pools of water make this pit stop otherworldly and a perfect spot for an Instagram shot.

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Upper Mesa Falls, Idaho

This convenient stop is en route to Yellowstone. Stop by if you want to see some waterfalls and get a hike in.

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York, Maine

The Nubble Lighthouse is one of the most photographed in the country, and you can see it free of charge.

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Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

If you plan on stopping by the Grand Canyon, a free pit stop to check Horseshoe Bend’s scenery is on the way.

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Amarillo, Texas

This zany Route 66 art installation called Cadillac Ranch was meant to confuse locals. It seems like it succeeded in confusing people from all over.

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Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

You can explore 3.3 million acres of the final frontier for free at the Glacier Bay National Park. Don’t forget to pack thermals.

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