I will be going to New Mexico from Michigan within the next month. I have done this trip before, however it was just a drive-through with my sister and I didn't stop to see anything along the way.
I am not quite sure of my route yet. I will be arriving in Farmington, which is in the 4 corners part of NM, and there seems to be a couple of different routes (I do not want to go by I-40 and drive from Albuquerque north on 550, I've done THAT drive too often.)
I can go Illinois-Iowa-Nebraska-Colorado or Illinois-Missouri-Kansas-Colorado. I would like to camp instead of get a hotel room, however it seems that Iowa and Nebraska has few options as far as parks-forests go. Missouri seems to have a lot of options for parks, especially if I go down I-44, but then I am not sure if there is a route I can take without going too far down south. One option is that I leave the interstate system after Missouri, but I do not know how practical that will be. Time is not an issue.
Well, if anyone has any thoughts on places in any of these states, especially camping spots, please share them. Also, anything to see along the way? Has anyone else done the Michigan-New Mexico trip?