I'm planning a road trip starting sometime around the end of May. It's just going to be my girlfriend and me. We are planning on going from MN out to Denver, from there heading south down towards Mexico, up to Washington then back to MN. This trip is for no reason other then I love to drive and I'm looking for some of the best driving roads along the way.
I figure I can get to Denver in a day then stay at a buddies house. Here's where I could use some help. When we leave Denver and head south what are some great roads through the mountains? I would like to avoid as many interstates and divided highways as possible. I would like to keep it paved as much as possible because I'm in a mustang that is not to far off from being a track car. The only real destinations heading south are some desert, mountains then in California hit El Mirage and the Salton sea.
I planning on taking the PCH up to Washington but if anyone has advice for roads worth driving along the way I would love to hear them. Again out of Washington I'm looking for some great twisty roads back to Mount Rushmore.
I have some great maps and some ideas but if anyone has first hand experience with great roads and especially little know roads it would be great. And for any roads mentioned any info on police presence would also be great.