Hi, Kudos on a great road trip site. Masses of very useful information here which I have sifted through as best I can to make up my road
trip. My wife and I are in our sixties and making a first trip to the USA. The trip is scheduled for late September this year.
I still have some doubts as to practicality of my trip and would really like to hear opinions on how it could be improved. We have three
weeks to do the trip and given the distances involved do not expect be able to spend much time in any one place. It is really with an idea to
just having a first quick look at all those magnificent sights that each deserve many days if not weeks to explore. So, I guess my question
is: Is this plan feasible or is it likely to turn into a nightmare Red Ball Express drive?
So here is the plan, after visiting with friends in Vancouver, Canada, pick a rental in Seattle, then travel down the 101 with an overnight
and into San Fransisco for 2 nights
Monterey or Morro Bay
Back up to Yosemite for 2 nights
Death Valley (Lone Pine ?)
Grand Canyon Flagstaff (Williams ?)
Cortez - Mesa Verde 2 nights
Torrey(Capitol Reef NP)
Yellowstone for 2 nights
Denver and then fly on to New York and then back to Europe.
If this is basically doable maybe I could come back to you guys to put some questions about details, such as the best route up from Morro bay
to Yosemite; would that be the 41 all the way up, or perhaps the 41 east to the 99 and that north through Fresno? Or something else
And then which is the best Monument valley scenic route from Kayenta to Cortez, the 160 or the 163 through Mexican Hat?
Finally (?) the route from Cortez up to Park City (Utah)
Would you go west through Monticello and Blanding and take the 95 through Glen Canyon and then the 24 at Hanksville through Capitol Reef NP
stay a night around there somewhere, maybe Torrey? Then on up to park City the next day.
We'd really like to see something of Zion and Bryce Np but I can't see haw to work them in - maybe if we went to the North rim of Grand
Canyon instead, does that seem feasible?
Thanks for helping us out here.