I am planning a road trip this summer. I plan on taking the northernly route
rather than 80 all the way across, because i figured it would be a much nicer drive, plus it allows us to stop at Yellowstone on the way and only adds an hour of driving time. Would it be better to go south at Pocatello Idaho and take 15 down to salt lake city? There looks to be lots of state/national parks around there. Anything worth seeing?
I am looking for interesting places to stop on the way (mainly campsites, We will be tenting with no hookups needed all the way until san francisco, where we will get a hotel (recommendations?)
I am looking for scenic, secluded stops with rugged hiking, picture opportunities, as well as museums, tourist destinations, etc.
There are no kids on the trip, and i am in a car, not afraid of steep grades through the mountains, etc. I have never been out west, and need any advice i can get!
A very tentative timeline is 2 weeks. Is that unreasonable?