My best friend and I are taking a road trip this coming September. We have a lot of options and time for the majority of our trip, we are just struggling with things to do in between Omaha, NE and Denver, CO. Its about an 8 1/2hr - 10hr trip and we will be on I-80 for a long time and then branching off onto I-76. There is also an option to take I-80 to I-70 which only adds an extra hour or so. Because the trip is so long we were hoping that we could get some advice from others on fun/unusual/interesting attractions near those highways. We are keeping a tight budget so anything ultra cheap or free is awesome, and we are perfectly happy just seeing beautiful natural areas. We are up for just about anything! Here are the details on our entire trip in case someone has cool tips for other areas as well:
This is a 10-day trip from St. Louis to Los Angeles. Each # is our next destination.
1. Fly into St. Louis
2. Omaha Through Kansas City
4. Santa Fe
6. Monument Valley
7. Four Corners
8. Grand Canyon
9. Las Vegas
10. Death Valley
11. Los Angeles
The only map that I tweaked from the recommended route on Google Maps was from Denver to Santa Fe because I wanted us to drive through more mountains than they recommended and looked up some cities that we thought would be beautiful to see.
We will be camping every night (instead of motels) and the locations we will be camping at are: Omaha, Denver, Santa Fe, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas (x2 nights), Death Valley and LA. Any camping locations recommendations?
ANY recommendations are welcomed, we are pretty easy-going and adventurous.
Thanks so much in advance!