Thanks v. much to all those who have taken the time to post on RTA - it's a great resource! However, I was wondering if I could tap you for a little more help?
My girlfriend and I are flying into LA from London on 12/29, starting a week of skiing in Vail on 01/05 and flying out of Denver on 01/12. Although we'll be back in summer for two weeks with more time to see the sights, we'd like to take the opportunity and do a road trip in our first week. We're mulling over two options and I'd be most grateful for your advice on the second, driving to Vail:
1- 12/29: Day in LA
2- 12/30: Day in LA
3- 12/31: Drive to Vegas (287m)
4- 01/01: Day in Vegas
5- 01/02: Drive through Death Valley (278m)
6- 01/03: Drive to Page via Zion (272m)
7- 01/04: Drive to Durango via Monument Valley, Mesa Verde (260m)
8- 01/05: Drive to Vail (308m)
- Is this do-able?
- Have I missed anything?
- Will we encounter any specific weather-related problems getting to Vail?
- SUV or saloon? (Both are available for LAX - EGE one-way)
- Day 4: We were planning to see the Grand Canyon from the air - is this a good idea?
- Day 5: Could you suggest an itinerary? Should we continue to on towards St. George/Zion that night?
Option 1 is the same to Day 5, then perhaps heading elsewhere and then back to LA and catching a flight to Denver. Please do let me know if I am being over-optimistic and this would be a better bet!
Thanks so much! Matt