Planning a road trip for mid-June w/the wife leaving from Seattle(Tacoma to be more specific). Here is what I was thinking for the driving portion:
I am looking for feedback on most scenic routes, and stops along the way I absolutely MUST see.
Day 1: Tacoma to SLC via I-90/WA-26/US95 in ID, and I-84 in ID down to I-15 in UT.(I know you will tell me its unsafe. I know I can do it)
Day 2: SLC to Arches NP
Day 3: Moab, UT to Canyonlands NP
Day 4: Moab, UT to Grand Canyon via Monument Valley
Day 5: Grand Canyon hiking
Day 6: Flagstaff, AZ to Vegas or Death Valley
Day 7: Somewhere along US 395 to Reno NV
Day 8: Reno, NV to Tacoma, WA via US 395
I have an idea of where we will stop each night, and I have pretty much no limit on the amount of hours I can drive each day. (I drove 18.5 hrs straight from LA to Tacoma, WA last summer).
We prefer to stay OFF the interstate as much as possible for this whole trip, as we prefer the sights on the US/White Shield highways and state highways.
Any advice on stops/places we will love to see, and most scenic routes is appreciated. We love hiking and seeing as much nature as possible.