Utah loop road trip: Final tallies

Artie has been put to bed and we probably won’t see him again until at least next summer. Here are a few statistics about our Utah loop road trip.


Road stats: 7,676 km (4,770 miles)

The following calculations are gathered from our fuel log and not based on exact mileage driven start to finish:

  • Volume of diesel consumed: 1,114 litres (294 gallons)
  • Cost of diesel: $1,177CAD ($885USD)
  • Average cost per volume: $1.06 CAD/liter ($3.01USD/gallon)
  • Average fuel efficiency: 14.01 liters/100km (16.84 miles per gallon)

Location stats

States visited: 7

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Idaho
  • Wyoming
  • Montana

National parks and monuments visited: 8

Size of national parks and monuments (acres, biggest to smallest, rounded):

  • Yellowstone – 2,220,000
  • Grand Canyon – 1,202,000
  • Canyonlands – 338,000
  • Capitol Reef – 242,000
  • Cedar Breaks – 6,000
  • Zion – 147,000
  • Arches 77,000
  • Bryce 36,000

Area of all parks visited: 4,268,000 acres

National Park entry fees: $80 USD

(links are to our posts about visiting each of the parks)

Park entry fees had we paid for them individually: $233

Cost of Interagency Pass: $80 (savings = $153)


Sleeping stats: 40 nights

Free nights: 29

  • Thousand Trails preserves (member) – 14
  • Harvest Host locations (member) – 6
  • BLM, forests, public lands – 4
  • Driveway surfing at homes of family and friends – 5

Paid nights (private and public campgrounds): 11

Total paid: $368.54 CAD ($276.40 USD) or $9.21 CAD/night ($6.91 USD)

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