We are planning to do a scenic road trips with our 2 kids from L.A. to UTAH & COLORADO on the week of Thanksgiving holiday.
From Sat. Nov.22nd to Sat. Nov.29th.
Main focus of the trip is to just drive leisurely, sightseeing, taking lots of pictures & enjoy the beauty of UTAH/COLORADO winter scenery.
May be a quick stop here & there at some interesting places along the way to capture the moment.
Planning to drive daily around 5-7 hours only... before dark & rest, overnight at any safe area.
We would leave L.A on Sat. 11/22 to Vegas and spend a night there.
So the actual journey will begin on Sun.11/23 from Vegas onwards.
Thinking of taking 15 to Salt Lake City | 80 & 25 to Denver & Aspen | 70 to 15 back to L.A.
The extended 10 day weather forecast for Salt Lake City & Denver looks good with no severe weather/storm warnings.
As far as the highway & road condition will check them on a daily basis as we progress.
Would highly appreciate if any of you could share your thought & experience
1) of what do's & don't.... especially driving in high country during winter season.
2) Must see & highly recommended places during this short trip.
3) Other alternative or better suggestion on the itinerary, route/highway...or the order of the trip.
4) Good places to overnight
Thank you in advance