I'd like to plan a trip from Las Vegas to Albuquerque with a rental car for 7 days. This trip will go through AZ, Utah, CO, and NM. I did a random sketch on Google maps, but am very interested in what others have to say about routes to take and sights to see. Here's my rough sketch on Google with no particular sights in mind:
[MAPS]http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Las+Vegas,+NV&daddr=AZ-64+E%2FUS-180+W+to:UT-12+E+to:37.978845,-110.423584+to:US-160+E+to:Lowell+Blvd&geocode=FdYQJwIdMJoi-SnRffWkgre-gDGjebPV5tXMOg%3BFVSOJQIdBi1R-Q%3BFQxcQAIdOuxY-Q%3B%3BFdQUOAIdJF6T-Q%3BFZSbXwId6Ey9-Q&hl=en&mra=dpe&mrcr=1&mrsp=3&sz=7&via=1,3,4&sll=3 9.104489,-109.061279&sspn=6.938197,7.712402&ie=UTF8&ll=39.42 9829,-106.037292&spn=2.990978,4.938354&t=h&z=8[/MAPS]
I did a small road trip from Vegas to Oatman to see the burros a few years back, and would love to have this roadtrip be filled with small, odd sights like that. This is what I'm looking for:
-hiking areas (Bryce Canyon has to fit in here somewhere)
-odd, interesting sights in AZ, NM, Utah, and CO
-pieces of Route 66 (any really interesting not-to-be-missed spots, like old motels with huge neon lights and such?)
Anything else is fair game. I have the car from May 8-14; I might grab it for longer if there's enough to go see/do. Where do you suggest I go and what should I see?