Hello all :)
I am planning to do a one-way road trip from Los Angeles to Denver area mid August. I will be doing this trip alone which is why I only want to drive one way and then fly back. The main reason for the trip is to visit the University of Colorado-Boulder and Colorado State University. I'm in need of a long solo trip so flying round trip doesn't really interest me. I have an idea of what I'd like to do but need help planning so all suggestions will be appreciated. Since I can't take more than 5-6 days off of work, I plan to rent a car on a Friday morning and take the Utah scenic route. I want to stop and visit a few national parks, Zion for sure and not sure of the others (to be determined). I'd like to arrive at Boulder by Monday to check out the town and school. I'd stay the night there and then head to Ft Collins the following day. So ideally I'd like my trip to be start Friday and End Tues night. Is that feasible? Kayak.com has rental rates for about $300 which isn't bad at al considering I'd be dropping off at a different location. The flight back averages about $70. I'm considering couch surfing as well. Any thoughts on all this? I feel like I have a solid outline but the nitty gritty details are overwhelming.