Being from Australia and having done a lot of overseas travel albeit by plane or train, I want to do something different for my 40th birthday. My birthday is Christmas Day and I would like to travel (by plane) to Las Vegas and then spend some time with my family driving to Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Now some things you need to understand about Christmas Day in Australia - our Santa wears board shorts to deliver the presents - it can be hot, so I understand that when I am planning on doing this drive, there will be snow on the ground, something I have wanted since I was a small boy.
My questions about this drive are pretty simple.
Do you think I am crazy trying to do this in winter?
What would be the best route for me to take?
I have looked on mapquest and they suggest going up near Salt Lake City, would that mean that I am crossing the middle of the Rockies and will have a lot of snow around us?
Any help would be appreciated.