I came upon your great website by accident and have spent many hours sifting through the mind-boggling amount of information available.
My wife and I are planning a driving trip from Toronto, Canada to the southwest USA. Our 70 lb dog will be accompanying us on the trip. We have done a trip of this length before with our previous dog, diving across the Canadian prairies and on to The Northwest Territories, the Yukon and parts of Alaska so the distance is not a deterrent. We drive a four-wheel- drive vehicle and during this trip drove the Dempster Hwy, 736km of dirt road each way. We tend to be quite flexible in our travels and often change our plans as the moment dictates to take the road less travelled. Having said that there is still a lot of pre-trip planning that goes into our excursions.
Our trip will begin around April 13 and we expect to return home approx May 16. This will include a few days in Las Vegas as a hub for some day excursions. We have flown in and done this previously. Then on to Taos arriving April 25 where we will stay for 10 nights. While my wife participates in a painting workshop the dog and I will explore the area, driving, hiking and geocaching.
Since we live in a large city, cities tend to be low on our list of priorities and we prefer hiking and nature.
Any help and/or suggestions as to routes and must-see attractions are much appreciated.