In Mid-Late February my boyfriend and I are going to be moving him from Los Angeles to Denver. We are planning on taking the I-15 N and I-70 E route. As much as I would love to spend a few days exploring, time is not on our side.
According to google maps the over all trip will take 15 hours so we plan to split it into two days. We are both not experienced drivers in winter weather, shoot I have never even seen snow or an iced road in my life. So this is worrisome for us. We want to be at our destinations before it gets dark (5:00ish). The first day (traveling mostly in Utah) we are more willing to drive a little after dark as we can not take off until 8:30-9:00 am.
Where is a safe place to stop for the night. We were thinking maybe stopping in Richfield or if its safe enough to drive at night, go to Green River.
In a perfect world we would love to stay somewhere that might have something to do in the town, nice local restaurant, and stay somewhere with a cabin-ish feel rather than staying in a Holiday Inn. I have been looking online but want to see if there are any hidden gems we can enjoy.
Any suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated!