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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Cross Country Road Trip Ideas?

So I'm moving from Seattle to Virginia Beach for work. I'll be taking my Canyon with my toy in tow. The only places I knew that I wanted to hit were Denver, CO and Austin, TX. Since then I've already gotten ideas from some other people to have a first stop in Moab and stops in New Orleans and Jacksonville, FL to visit friends.

The "goal" is to not drive more than 9 hours between stops and I'm pushing that a little bit right now with Seattle to Moab and Denver to Austin..

Seattle
[3hrs]
Leavenworth, WA
[7hrs]
Boise, ID
[8hrs]
Moab, UT
[6hrs]
Denver, CO
[8hrs]
Roswell, NM
[8hrs]
Austin, TX
[8hrs]
New Orleans, LA
[8hrs]
Jacksonville, FL
[9hrs]
Virginia Beach, VA

I've got 2 weeks for this and plan on taking at least a day or two at each major stop.


Any ideas for either new stops OR places to check out/stay on the way??

I'm getting amped!

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Depends on what your interests are. I live an hour from Denver, and I rarely go there. To me it's just another city, with the usual stuff. However, there are interesting places around there that are worth my time; like Estes Park, Rocky Mountain NP, and Boulder.


Also depends on when you're going. Areas have special events that are fun.
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Depends on what your interests are. I live an hour from Denver, and I rarely go there. To me it's just another city, with the usual stuff. However, there are interesting places around there that are worth my time; like Estes Park, Rocky Mountain NP, and Boulder.


Also depends on when you're going. Areas have special events that are fun.
Yeah what @.boB said.
Denver is a great jump off spot for City fun, Off roading, etc.

Depends on the season, the elevation if you are running trails.
So get your trail/bar/destinations research all set before you show up.

That goes for Moab too. If you are heading through Arches...thats worth a couple hours of fun.

It all depends if you are camping or hotelling it, if you want to hit city or scenery.

Yell if you have questions.

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Thanks for the inputs, I'm going for a mix of city and scenery. Truck is stock, and staying that way so not looking to get any crazy off-roading. Plus I'll be pulling a Classic Mini around.

I'll be doing this in May, with a split of truck sleeping/hotelling to save some moneys.
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Between Boise and Moab, Craters of the moon national monument may be worth a look.

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Nice I'll check it out!

Oh, and BREWERIES! I'm all about Breweries, love exploring the local flavor.
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I've crossed the country several times and each time I wanted to take a different route. For me it more about seeing the country than the cities. And road food in out-of-the-way places. I did visit Craters of the Moon on one trip and Dinosaur National Monument on another. In my birdwatching years I would stop at places known to be good birding spots.

Since buying my Colorado I got a map of Oregon and Washington and I'm marking the roads I've taken. My goal is to drive every numbered route in the two states.
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