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Nortwest Arizona to northwest Utah route?

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Nortwest Arizona to northwest Utah route?

Hello all,

Hopefully I'm posting this in a good spot...

My daughter and I are thinking of planning an exploration trip/vacation to northwestern Idaho. (If we win the lottery to pay for gas!!)

I plugged the departure and destination into Mapquest, and was shown two routes. One traverses Utah from south to north completely, and the other likewise for Nevada.

Which route should we take, and why? (We will not be in a hurry enroute, and will camp(ish) most nights.)

Note: We hate the desert. :~(

Thanks for all considerations!


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1. Re: Nortwest Arizona to northwest Utah route?

There's not much to see on the Nevada route and it appears you aren't much interested in what Utah has to offer either. I'd choose the Utah route, having driven from Las Vegas to Bend, Oregon.

It would help to know more about what interests you.

Edited: 03 July 2022, 07:24
Naalehu, Hawaii
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2. Re: Nortwest Arizona to northwest Utah route?

Are you going to northwest Utah or northwest Idaho?

Salt Lake City, Utah
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3. Re: Nortwest Arizona to northwest Utah route?

I think you got pretty good responses on your Arizona thread.


Yes, I know someone suggested you post on the Road Trip forum. Provided the link to your other thread so people who read this thread will know what has already been offered about this trip.

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4. Re: Nortwest Arizona to northwest Utah route?

If you truly hate the desert, then perhaps you should avoid either of these routes!

I read the posts on the Arizona forum and am none the wiser about time of year or much else to be honest. No explanation of type of camping planned, actual interests rather than dislikes/can't dos, etc.

More mountains, is a fine concept, but you will still need to drive through much of Arizona, Nevada and/or Utah to reach some, when it's a loop trip starting from LHC.


Edited: 04 July 2022, 20:11
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