A collection of on-road and off-road truck camper adventures including articles on popular RV destinations.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

March 16, 2017

Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument has a checkered history. After its creation in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the national monument was known as one of the prettiest parks with some of the [read more]

Get Your Kicks on Arizona’s Route 66

September 15, 2016

Truck Camper Adventure is proud to present this article on a different kind of road and destination, historic Route 66. Even though this famous highway was decommissioned in 1985, it’s popularity continues to grow with [read more]

South Dakota’s Needles Highway

August 11, 2016

Have you ever been blown away by the natural beauty of a place that you totally underestimated beforehand? The Needles Highway (Route 87), located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is one such place, [read more]

The Monument Valley Loop

July 21, 2016

No tour of the American west would be complete without a stop at Monument Valley. Few places are more striking, more iconic, and more well known than Monument Valley’s massive red buttes and mesas. Indeed, [read more]

Sedona’s Schnebly Hill 4×4 Road

May 26, 2016

Along with the Grand Canyon, Sedona is one of Arizona’s most popular tourist attractions. The reason lies with Sedona’s towering buttes, canyons, and spires. Simply put, there are few places in the American west more [read more]

Moab’s White Rim Trail

April 21, 2016

If you’re like me, you have a bucket list, a lifetime wish list of things to do and places to see. My bucket list is pretty extensive. It includes destinations and 4×4 roads from Alaska [read more]

Arizona’s Four Peaks 4×4 Road

March 31, 2016

Whether you’re into mountain bikes, dirt bikes, ATVs, Jeeps or 4×4 truck campers, the state of Arizona is a paradise for the off-road enthusiast. A countless network of roads and trails crisscross the state from [read more]

Joshua Tree National Park’s Geology Tour Road

March 3, 2016

Southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park has much to offer the off-road truck camper enthusiast. The park, which hosts over two million visitors annually, lies at the convergence of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. Because [read more]

Arizona’s White Canyon 4×4 Trail

December 7, 2015

A few weeks ago we explored the 14-mile-long White Canyon Trail in the White Canyon Wilderness near Superior, AZ. The scenery along this 4×4 trail is pretty spectacular. In fact it was so stunning I [read more]

Arizona’s Apache Trail, USFS Scenic Byway

October 18, 2015

If you’re looking for an incredibly scenic drive near Phoenix, Arizona that can be completed in a day or two that also offers excellent camping opportunities, then the Apache Trail (Arizona-88) is right for you. [read more]

Sedona’s Outlaw Trail and the Honanki Ruins

October 16, 2015

“God created the Grand Canyon but He lives in Sedona,” the old saying goes. If you’ve ever been to Sedona, Arizona you know why. Sedona’s vivid red buttes, picturesque canyons, and mysterious vortexes are famous [read more]

Report of the 2015 Overland Expo

May 18, 2015

Yesterday marked the last day of the 2015 Overland Expo – West at Mormon Lake, AZ. Since I first attended the Overland Expo in 2013, I’ve been hooked and now look forward to this annual [read more]

Weekend on Arizona’s Apache Lake

November 16, 2014

We spent last weekend at Apache Lake, dry camping at the Burnt Corral USFS campground. As you probably already know, I’m not a big fan of campgrounds, in fact I hate them. I’d much rather [read more]

Cottonwood Canyon 4×4 Road, Utah Scenic Backway

April 27, 2014

When asked which drive within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was the most scenic, a Ranger at the Cannonville Visitor Center said without hesitation, “Cottonwood Canyon Road!” This was a little surprising to me since [read more]

Utah’s Moki Dugway

April 24, 2014

If you’re a daredevil who enjoys thrilling, hair-raising drives then you’ll love tackling the Moki Dugway in southern Utah. Located on Utah-261, the dugway twists and turns 3 miles and drops 1,100 feet from the [read more]

Utah’s Goosenecks State Park

March 1, 2014

The great state of Utah is home to a large number of geologic wonders and breathtaking drives. The southeastern part of the state is where you can find several of these attractions. Among the best [read more]

Utah’s Kodachrome Basin State Park

June 16, 2013

The state of Utah is renowned for its state and national parks that feature incredible landscapes not seen anywhere else on earth. Among the best of these has to be Kodachrome Basin State Park. First [read more]

The Burr Trail, Utah Scenic Backway

June 7, 2013

Unforgettable! Spectacular! Amazing! These are just a few of the superlatives that come to mind when describing the Burr Trail Scenic Backway in southern Utah. A former cattle trail, the Burr Trail provides the overlander [read more]

Report of the 2013 Overland Expo

May 20, 2013

We just spent a terrific weekend at the 2013 Overland Expo near Flagstaff, AZ. If you like four-wheel drive vehicles, off-road exploring, and camping, this annual event is for you. This was our first Expo [read more]

Arizona’s Lost Dutchman State Park

April 6, 2013

Last night we dry camped at the Lost Dutchman State Park Campground in Apache Junction, AZ. We’ve been here several times before in the past for hikes and cookouts, but never with the camper. As [read more]

Arizona’s Montana Mountain 4×4 Jeep Trail

February 18, 2013

If you’re looking for a moderately challenging 4×4 trail located in central Arizona that also offers beautiful landscapes and diverse terrain, then the Montana Mountain trail is made for you. Located in the world renowned [read more]

The Grand Canyon North Rim

June 7, 2012

Dubbed the “Greatest Earth on Show,” and labeled one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Grand Canyon is, without a doubt, a must-see stop on your tour of the American west. Designated [read more]

Tucson’s Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

March 11, 2012

One of my fondest memories of growing up in Tucson, Arizona was a field-trip I took in the second grade to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. What? A museum as one of your favorite childhood memories, [read more]

Quartzsite, Arizona

January 26, 2012

Nestled near the California border, Quartzsite, AZ is known as the boondocking capital of the world for Recreational Vehicle (RV) owners, but the small desert town is also renowned for its winter shopping, gemstones, and [read more]

Route-12: Utah’s All-American Road

January 11, 2012

Designated an “All-American Road” and placed on the National Scenic Byway register by the Department of Transportation in 1973, Utah’s Route-12 is a drive that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Offering some of the [read more]

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

October 24, 2011

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is, without a doubt, one of those events that must be placed on your bucket list. The annual event draws over 600 balloonists and hundreds of thousands of spectators from [read more]

Utah’s Valley of the Gods

October 15, 2011

Mysterious and hauntingly beautiful, the Valley of the Gods is a must-see gem of the American Southwest. Located on property managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Valley of the Gods will captivate [read more]

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