Couple years ago, Fay and I spent a month on the road touring this vast land on our Triumph, sometimes riding 100 miles between towns (and fuel stops!). Tons of empty space here. It was mid-September, so the kids were in school and people were at work, and we figured it would be a good time to visit the big National Parks out West, like Yellowstone and Zion and Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon.
So we did. They were packed out to the overflow parking. FULL of people, you could barely move on the roads, and the walking trails and overlooks were a solid stream of people.
And not a word of English being spoken. Dozens, nay, hundreds of Chinese tour buses with 60 people each in them. Hundreds and hundreds of "Rent America" rental truck campers and small motor homes with Eastern European occupants. We would walk half a mile from a parking lot to an overlook and never hear a word of English among the crowds of people there.
Between Americans packing out the parks in the summertime, and the foreign tour companies booking the rest of the year, I don't suppose there will ever be a time you can just go and enjoy the space and solitude in those parks. Outside the parks and tourist areas, yes, but not at Old Faithful and places like that .....
Lucky for us, we've seen most of the places we want to see ... it's still nice here at our home and that will probably last out our time ...