Hi all - just stumbled across this forum while surfing. Congrats on an excellent resource for US roadtrippers.
We're planning a 4 - 5 week trip through the South West in January 2006. Very loosely, we're looking at covering LA - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon (south rim) - Southern Utah (Zion, Brice, Arches, etc), Grand Junction, Skiing in Colorado (Steamboat Springs), Denver, Santa Fe, then across the bottom of New Mexico and Arazona, back into California.
Is this trip feasible? Principally, we're worried about snow at that time of year in Utah and Colorado. Save for a few firm dates around skiing, our itinerary will be pretty flexible (although I would be pretty disappointed not to get to the national parks in Utah, which I understand are spectaclular).
I have driven in snow before, but being from Australia I don't have much of a scene of just how bad it can get. We'll be hiring a 4WD and will have chains (if not proper snow tires).
Any views/advice would be appreciated. Many thanks.