My friend and I are driving from DC to SF in 10 days (July 1-10) We have free places to stay in Cinncinnati, Chicago, Denver and SF but thats about it. We were planning to stay at hotels and or camp at other resting points!
I am currently figuring out an route for us and was wondering if you had any suggestions as far as resting points between:
1. Chicago and Denver?
I was thinking of stopping by Mount Rushmore, SD and see this tourist Attraction. Is there a better option? Any suggestions?
2. Denver and SF?
I was also thinking of camping in Utah for a day or at one of Utah's national parks. I am kinda torn because I have heard that Zion was beautiful and the arches best I do not want to drive through California's desert through LA and up CA's coastline only because it will be very hot and I have done that before. Any suggestions of good camping/national Parks that would take me North of Salt Lake City and into Northern Ca?
Anyways, any thoughts would rule! Thanks again :)