I'm brand new here, but I'm a fairly experienced road tripper and hitch hiker. The first week of August I am flying to Rapid City, SD. The plan was to stay with an acquaintance at his condo in Deadwood and party there during the Sturgis Bike Rally. Well...I changed my mind and decided I want to explore instead.
I rented an SUV and have decided to not use my return flight to Phoenix. Instead I am going to drive home. I have never been able to figure out how to use road trip planning maps that can be found on Google. Every time I try I get frustrated and give up. Can anyone suggest a user friendly map generator? Or even better- do it for me?!?!
I have 9 days to make it from Rapid City back to Phoenix. I have a couple of "must sees". Looking for some advice on maybe some off the map stops. The biggest help, for me, would be help with the map generation.
Zion Nat'l Park
Horseshoe Bend at Lake Powell
I'm also open to changing my must sees, if there is a completely amazing route that takes me in a different direction from my current list. It would have to be some amazing stuff, though, to keep me from Yellowstone.