The road trip vacation is one many families and friends consider. Some road trips can cost a lot of money while others can come in at little to nothing. But there are some amazing budget friendly places to consider taking a road trip to. Here is a list of must see road trip destinations on a budget.


Horse Shoe Bend: Horse Shoe Bend in Page, Arizona is just a little bit away from the Grand Canyon but guess what? It's free to visit. It is a canyon with breathtaking sights and views. It will also be less crowded depending on the time of year and easier to take it all in than it's bigger counterpart.

Antelope Canyon: Antelope Canyon, Arizona is also close to the Grand Canyon. While you can not enter the canyon without a Navajo guide, tours can be booked for as little as $20 plus the $6 entry fee to Navajo. The views are breathtaking and the cultural history lessons gained will be worth it


Big Bear Lake: This destination is located in Southern California. Vacationers usually think beaches for California bit a trip to Big Bear Lake offers breathtaking views of the mountains. And if you go during the winter, you might even see snow.

Tioga Pass: Tioga Pass is on the way to Yosemite National Park. It is picturesque filled with snow capped mountain. Stop here on your way to Yosemite or make this area your trip destination is it is low cost and beautiful just the same.



Lake Tahoe: This location can get expensive but there are so many options that are free or low cost including visiting the lake itself. Budget in a ride on the Heavenly Gondola or the Tahoe Queen for the best views and pictures.

Black Rock Desert : Black Rock Desert may be home to the Burning Man festival but it's a beautiful escape all year round. Ride around the land and take in the mountain ranges. There are over 10 mountain ranges visible from the Black Rock Desert vistas.

Plan a budget friendly trip to one of these places in the West for your next road trip.