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driving dallas to L.A. any cool places to stop on the way?(7 posts)

driving dallas to L.A. any cool places to stop on the way?SpecialEd
Sep 16, 2002 8:49 PM
any ideas. gotta go thru albuquerque to visit a friend. stopping at lake havasu later. anything cool in between?
er, the grand canyon,MJ
Sep 17, 2002 12:09 AM
El Paso, Guadalupe National Park, Hoover Dam, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Tucson, Santa Fe

get a Rough Guide to the USA - it has some good stuff in there to build a trip around
Grand canyon? YAWN!Sintesi
Sep 17, 2002 5:30 AM
People in the know hit Bob and Loo's Tomahawk Village and Snake Ranch. Have a slurpy, see sleeping poisonous serpents in chicken wire cages and then retire in the lap of luxury in your personal Komfy Kabin complete with a/c and cable. Take a left off I-40 just past San Fidel.

Just kidding go see the the big hole.
Sep 17, 2002 5:38 AM
Just get through it as fast as you can. I've driven between Missouri and Fresno, California several dozen times, including three times round trip on a motorcycle. There is nothing to so, but the Grand Canyon probably is the best attraction if you must see something.

After a while, you start to think of new and exciting things to do on the way, like riding a motorcycle reclined back against the backrest, arms crossed on your chest, and legs over the handlebars. The CHP near Needles wasn't amused.

Turn right at Albuquerque...mr_spin
Sep 17, 2002 6:24 AM
Head north.
Stop in Durango, Colorado. Road ride. Mountain bike.
Head west, north.
Stop in Moab, Utah. Mountain bike.
Head west, south.
Stop in St. George, Utah. Mountain bike.
Head for Los Angeles. Do NOT stop in Las Vegas.
pepe's cafe, Ozona, TX nmMXL02
Sep 17, 2002 7:06 AM
Hwy 40's way better than 10. Flagstaff's OK; Las Vegas not farcory
Sep 17, 2002 7:53 AM
Good job you're taking the northern route. I came across on I-10 about this time last year--100 degrees plus all the way, and not much to look at but sand. I like Albq. and Flagstaff, and the scenery's much nicer on 40. Santa Fe's fine for what it is, not too far from Albuquerque--touristy but interesting.
I live in Nevada and can barely stand Las Vegas, but if you haven't been there in awhile and have the time, it's worth the detour (~100 mi) from Kingman.