I'm starting to plan a early Summer road trip to take place after Memorial Day weekend. I am anticipating driving less than 400 miles per day, and a budget of at least $200 per day for fuel, food, and lodging. My car gets 300 miles per tankful city.
My plan is to start from Sacramento, and take US-50 to Ely, Nevada with a gas stop in Carson City. From there, take I-70 to Grand Junction, then get over to Colorado Springs. I really want to see I-70, Mount Evans, and Pike's Peak. From there, head home via Utah, Idaho, and Oregon.