I'm really glad I found you guys! This site has been a great help so far, and I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on my particular road trip coming up at the end of this month. I'm moving from Detroit, MI to SF, CA, and I'll be taking with me only what I can fit in my car. It's an exciting time, and I want to make sure that on the way, I'm not missing any must-see drives or hikes, :) Let me know what you think of the itinerary so far:
M 5/23: Pack car
T 5/24: Spend night in Chicago with friends (4 hr drive)
W 5/25: Spend night in Omaha, NB (8 hr drive)
R 5/26: Spend night in Denver (9 hr drive)
F 5/27: Adventure around Denver, (spend night in park?): "Rocky mountain NP just a short drive from Denver. I would certainly recommend driving to Estes park (1.5 hr drive) and then drive across RMNP on the Trail ridge Road" (2 hr drive) [highest continuous paved road in the US] at the very least. (http://www.roadtripamerica.com/forum...ry-to-the-West) and go hiking here in CO: http://www.roadtripamerica.com/forum...ky-Mountain-NP
S 5/28: Spend night in SLC, UT: 8.5 hr drive
Su 5/29: Adventure around SLC with Jen
M 5/30: Spend night in Reno, NV (8 hrs drive)
T 5/31: Spend night in SF, CA (4 hr drive)
W 6/1: Rest & unpack
R 6/2: First day of work
I have friend's places to stay at in Chicago, Denver and Salt Lake City. Any advice on where to stay while in Rocky Mountain NP after a day of hiking? Also, I'm wondering if it's worth making the drive from SLC to Twin Falls, ID while I'm there, or are there must-see hikes close to SLC that I have to do instead?
Any and all advice or recommendations are welcome!