my girlfriend and me are going to discover a part of USA during May-June 2012. We are from Germany and you can imagine that this trip needs to be planned very well....because we will probably not be able to travel to USA very often (expensive....:-().
Here are the most important points: As I want to visit some old friends of mine in Grand Junction, this MUST be on the list. I guess Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, the Rocky Mountains, Denver should also be on the list. In fact we will only be able to stay for about 2 1/2 weeks and we know that this means a lot of driving.....but we don't care.
Any proposals from your side? Anyone who already made a comparable trip through the states?
My american friends proposed to fly to Denver, to rent a car and to drive through the Rocky Mountains heading Grand Junction. Does it make sense to drive to Salt Lake City? And afterwards from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas - but what is between these points? Looking at the map it seems as there's nothing but mountains and nature in between. Of course we wouldn't appreciate to drive 10hours without knowing we are still on earth :-).
Another option might be to fly to Vegas or Phoenix and to start the trip from there.
We would really appreciate your feedback.
Thanks and regards.