*Leave the Los Angeles area on 30 June. Proceed via the most logical routes to the Grand Canyon (my first night reservation in Tusayan, AZ is the only one I've made for the trip).
*Proceed via the logical route to Four Corners.
*HWY 160 over Wolf Creek Pass, CO.
*HWY 149 over Slumguillion Pass.
*Zigzagging east on Hwy 50 over Monarch Pass, then north, then zigzagging back west over Independence Pass and through Aspen.
*I-70 east, with a detour over Loveland Pass.
*North through Rocky Mountain National Park.
*I-25 North to Buffalo, WY.
*West to Cody, WY.
*Detour north to Montana and over Beartooth Pass.
*Yellowstone National Park.
*Through Idaho to I-15 and a long drag home with nothing on the agenda other than an overnight stop in Las Vegas.
Length of trip: ~3300 mi.
Time allotted: 10 days.
It'll be awesome.