Hey ya'll, I'm planning on road tripping coast coast in august, solo, and had a few questions for the group. Great forum, its been a big help in planning, I was definitely guilty of trying to fit a 3 month trip in 1 month driving too many hours each day, trying to see too many places and not making enough time for those stops. Making it a much more manageable amount now and am going for a loose structure where I'll be spontaneous rather than trying to plan out every day. I figure this way when I need to stop driving to recharge I can stop and explore. Doing loads of research so it will be informed spontaneity.
2 days: Central jersey to St Louis on I-70
3 days: St Louis to CO on local roads
7 days: CO/UT hitting up the sights
-Thinking RMNP/Black Canyon/Million dollar highway/Moab/Rt 12/Zion
2 days: Finish drive to Fresno CA
4 days: in Fresno staying with friends
17 days: Up through the pacific northwest, through glacier np, and on home
-Having a hard time planning this out as I can't foresee if at this point I'll be tired of driving and want more breaks or if I'll be in
the groove and want to drive a lot and see as much as possible
Thoughts on plan?
Main question I have right now: can anyone recommend good local roads between St Louis and CO? Looks like there's a bunch of options 36, 24, 40, 50. Most likely going to go to rocky mountain national park so will probably take a northern one like 36, wondering how that compares to the other roads, looking for quality over quickest route. Thanks for any advice!