I'm planning a road trip in November 2009 starting in Houston Texas.
The main stops I was thinking of along the way are:
Grand Junction, CO
Las Vegas, NV
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Antonio, TX
And back to Houston.
Starting November 10th & back in Houston November 22nd.
The main area of concern I have is Denver to Las Vegas.
I have split the trip up with a stop at Grand Junction, to be able to evaluate the weather before going over Vail Pass. but if the weather was clear at Grand junction is there another place further along the route but within a days drive from Denver that we could stop.
I will be driving a 4x4 and packing chains, but not the most practical 4x4, a 2007 Jeep grand Cherokee SRT8.
I don't have a lot of snow driving experience and am hoping that the worst of the weather doesn't really start hitting hard in mid November.
Any advice on this and thoughts of interesting stops along the way would be most appreciated.