I finally get the chance for my yearly roadtrip, this years destination is gonna be Yellowstone National Park. I've got 9 days to vent a half a year's worth of cubicle imprisonment, so I'm trying to make it count.
My itinerary is somewhat set already, I'm travelling in a larger group, but my girlfriend and I are driving separately from everyone else in order to wander around a bit. So far my plans are
Friday night - Head to vegas overnight (or Valley of fire if possible)
saturday night - Continue on the 15/50/215 to Salt Lake City
Sunday - camping at Yellowstone for 3 days
On the return trip, our plans are to spend a day each at Bryce Canyon and Zion with friends, so the return trip is pretty much set.
I guess my questions is, what other routes are there between vegas and SLC? That's the only leg of the trip where I have a little bit of flexibility. I'm thinking of trying to take the backroads roads and maybe pass by Little Sahara, Great Basin, or Timpanagos Cave on the way there. We could even possibly skip SLC and meet up the rest of the group at Yellowstone if necessary. I was thinking of taking a detour to Area 51, but I've already been there, and the girlfriend isn't that excited about spending a night near "the white mailbox". I've been checking out Roadside america for the smaller, unique attractions, and have seen a couple of interested sites. Anyone else have recommendations?