This summer we are planning on a Trip from Raleigh out west and back. We have planned on about 21 days and are pulling our travel trailer staying at different spots along the way. My initial thought was to go north and through St.Louis on the way out and then come South to I-40 on the way back. We have reservations at a RV park for for 7 days in CO. I figured that gives us 7 days out and 7 days back. I am new to this type of planning so any tips or ideas will be greatly appreciated.
Some ideas of things I would like to see.
1. The arch in St. Louis. - I have heard there are some troubles with this.
2. Graceland in Memphis.
3. The Great Sand Dunes National Park.
What things are around I-70 on the way out in Kansas or Missouri? We are thinking that there will be at least a few overnights in those states as we will likely be tired of driving. Also would it be just as interesting in those states to take a state road rather than I-70?
I have the same questions about I-40 between New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
I look forward to this discussion.