My husband and I are planning a road trip from northern Illinois to Tempe, AZ and return during May. We will drive southwest on interstate highways to Oklahoma City. We plan to tour the Okahoma state capitol, history museum, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial. We will continue driving on Interstate 40 until we rearch Amarillo, TX. Hello U.S. - we leave the interstate for U.S. 60 driving west until we reach Tempe. After a long weekend in Tempe, we plan to drive north through Arizona into Utah until we reach U.S. Route 50 and travel east. We will hike at Arches National Park and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. We will continue back to Illinois on this route. We traveled U.S. 50 in the Salida, CO - Royal Gorge, CO area two years ago.
Any New Mexico suggestions regarding scenic stops and/or parks? Has anyone visited Bents Old Fort in eastern Colorado? I have driven across northern Kansas twice: U.S. Route 24 and U.S. Route 36 and enjoyed the empty space and land. Has anyone traveled across Kansas on Route 50?