On April 28th I plan on leaving for San Diego to visit a pal and then drive back (I have 2 weeks). I'm taking the southern route there (mainly I-40) and the north route back (mainly I-70-80).
I plan on visiting the Four Corners Monument, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon on the way there.
On the way back I plan on driving through Death Valley, Zion NP and the Arches NP.
I've read some threads where people posted about their long solo trips so I'm more at ease at taking on this endeavor. My main questions are:
--Is the Hoover Dam worth visiting?
--How weird is it driving through the desert all alone?
--I've read that crime rates are high on some reservations, what are your impressions?
--What are the can't miss things to see outside of the ones mentioned above and San Diego itself?
--Any advice on areas to flat out avoid (especially for sleepovers)?
Thanks for your responses. I've been looking all over the web for a way to chat with people about this...hopefully I've found it.