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  1. Default Vegas to San Francisco in July

    Just wanted some ideas for a scenic route from Las Vegas to San Francisco during the summer. Never done it before and don't want to take the bore-me-to-death super highways. We have 2 young childern. Suggestions? Things to see? Places to avoid? Places to stay? HELP!

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    Default Tioga Pass or Virginia City & Lake Tahoe

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    Just wanted some ideas for a scenic route from Las Vegas to San Francisco during the summer.
    Here's a good place to start your road trip planning reading.

    My favorite route would be over Monitor or Sonora Pass -- neither is boring -- sort of an "E" ticket ride if you know what I mean.

    Tioga Pass is much more gentler -- here is a nice field report: White Mountains to Tioga Pass.

    Mark

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    I would go via Death Valley and Yosemite. Take NV-160 out of LV to Pahrump, then Ash Meadow Rd to Death Valley Junction. CA-190 will go through the park, spend as much time sightseeing in the park as you want. It will exit the park and hit US-395 at Lone Pine. You can spend a night in the park (unless everything is booked) or out on US-395 somewhere.

    At Lee Vining, go west on CA-120 over Tioga Pass and through Yosemite, do some sightseeing. If it's getting late, you can stop in the Oakdale/Modesto/Tracy area, otherwise you can continue on to SF on I-580.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    I would go via Death Valley.................
    Really?? With two young children?

    In late May, 2007 it was 112 degrees at 10am. Hardly suitable for sightseeing with two young children.

    Lifey who hardly ventured out of her airconditioned vehicle

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    Default How long?

    Hello and welcome to the R.T.A. forums.

    Some nice ideas above but how long have you got for this leg of the journey?

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