I'm new to this site and planning my first REAL road trip. It'll be next summer...as a sort of a catch all trip with my sisters -- happy high school grad sister #3, happy college/you can do it sister #2, happy CPA exam is done ME! :)
I would love ANY and ALL advice, references to other useful threads, etc!
Here it goes...
10 days in June 2015
Day 1. Fly NOLA to Salt Lake City. Rent SUV/Van (if we have our cousin come). Purchase tent/supplies/groceries. Head to Antelope Island and float without sinking in the Great Salt Lake. PM drive to Idaho Falls, night 1 in a hotel there.
Days 2 & 3. Idaho Falls to West Yellowstone. See Norris Geyser Basin on route to Canyon Campground. See Lower Falls and Grand Canyon on day 3. Nights 2 & 3 at Canyon Campground.
Days 4 & 5. Canyon Campground to Grant Village Campground. See Hayden Valley on route to Grant Village. See Old Faithful and upper geyser basin on day 5. Nights 4 & 5 at Grant Village Campground.
Days 6 & 7. Grant Village to Jenny Lake. See West Thumb Geyser Basin. Day 7 Snake River rafting trip. Stay nights 6 & 7 at Jenny Lake campground.
Day 8. Jackson Lake boat cruise for breakfast. Drive to Laramie, WY & stay in hotel.
Day 9. Laramie to Cheyenne -- Hoping to overlap our trip with Frontier Days 2015. Stay in hotel in Cheyenne. (Plan to ship tent home)
Day 10. Cheyenne to Denver by way of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Fly Denver to NOLA.
Any advice on our accomodations?
Any tips/information on our points of interest? Anything we are missing? Sister #3 would love horse back riding. Sister #2 would love zip-lining. If anyone knows of any good places along our route, its appreciated!
West Yellowstone area
Norris Geyser Basin
Upper Geyser Basin
Grant Village Campground
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Snake River rafting trip (from Jenny Lake area)
Jackson Lake boat cruise (breakfast)
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park / Estes Park
WHEW! That might seem like a lot...and maybe it is...but just to note we will be eating out of an ice chest for the trip. We don't like to shop. We don't need too much sleep. If we miss a shower it isn't the end of the world. :))
Thanks in advance!!