We are a family of 5 from Australia , after visiting friends in Salt Lake City we are catching the Southwest Chief train from LA to Albuquerque and then will hire a car and have 7 days for a road trip. I was after any suggestions for a loop that is comfortable and what is best to see. Santa Fe, White Sands, Carlsbad Caverns , we are just beginning our planning so any suggestions would be great. We have previously had an RV trip through Las Vegas, GC, Bryce, Zion, Yosemite, Sequoia etc in summer which was wonderful. We like outdoor activities as well as some cultural and historical visits. I am not sure how easy the driving in January is re cold and road conditions. Or we would also consider doing a one way roadtrip back to LA or San Diego we would have 8 days in total before we fly home from LA.
This forum was fantastic in helping us plan our trip last time so I am hopeful of some great ideas for this trip