I'm a 28 year old female moving to Austin in June with my two dogs, I planned to drive there in my jeep starting on June 1st but take my time since I don't need to be there until mid-june. I don't want to drive more than 4-6 hours a day, and I need to do this fairly cheaply, so I just plan to camp along the way instead of staying in motels, plus with all my belongings in the jeep I'm not sure I would feel comfortable leaving it unattended overnight at a motel, and I probably will not want to unload everything either.
1. I am looking for dog friendly/cheap but safe (for a female alone) camp site suggestions along this route, starting in SF, google maps is taking me south and then east towards Las Vegas and than into Utah, from Utah it takes me into south west Colorado and down through New Mexico, I'd like to stop in Marfa Texas on my way into Austin.
2. I've always wanted to go to the national parks in Utah but I think the dogs might make this difficult since I can't afford to board them while I explore, would it still be worth going up there vs. just driving through Arizona?
3. Any suggestions for other must see things that are doable with dogs along this route?