I tried to find any threads regarding this road trip my brother and I are planning this summer (mid-Aug). We normally fly to Vegas, but he's having surgery and may not be able to fly down ~ so we thought we'd drive!
We're planning on going via Boise (overnight) to Vegas -- but it's the 'after Boise' section of the trip that we aren't too sure about. Googlemaps gave us directions to take the 93 through Ely but I read elsewhere that it's very desolate and considering we are both (long) road trip newbies/virgins - I'm not too comfy doing that. I've read that the best route is through Salt Lake City, but I'm just trying to wrap my head around this and figure out the best plan of action.
On the way down we are only doing the overnight in Boise so it'll be 2 days of approx 12hr driving +/- a few hours I assume. We plan on breaking up the drive into 4hr increments stopping for breakky, lunch and other pit stops as necessary.
I'd appreciate ANY and ALL help for you veteran road trippers on the best route (not necessarily scenic but safest, most gas & food stops), best time to get on the road (currently think 4am starts), what to watch for (how are the cops/hwy patrol etc), and anything else I am probably missing!!
Thank you VERY much for your assistance in advanced and I'm sorry if this topic has been beaten dead ~