We will be staying in Breckenridge for a week this summer and I plan to drive there from San Diego with my two young boys. I am looking for a good route. I would like to break this up and make it a comfortable drive, but don't plan on staying in one place more than one night on my way there. I am flexible on how many days I take to get there and will be driving back home as well, so could hit different places or go a different route on my way back.
We plan on returning to see the Utah area at some point in the future, so this isn't the only chance I will have to come through and I don't need to see things along the way in depth.
I've done a bit of research and read that the I-15 to Las Vegas might be my first natural stop. Then Vegas through Hurricane and Springdale to Zion would be a good route, stopping in Torrey for the second night and then on to Breckenridge. Of course, I'd like to see a bit of Zion and stretch our legs.
Do I want to stay somewhere and do Bryce as well, or leave it for another trip? Or maybe just see it on my way home? My boys are good for about 6 hours in the car at a stretch...we are early risers and don't mind getting on the road early.
Also I've read about a 125 mile stretch in Utah with no services, but haven't figured out where it is....I am sure it is posted along the highway, but would feel more comfortable knowing in advance!
Thank you all in advance!!