Originally Posted by blevinseve
From the experienced RVers....advice needed for a month long trip in June. Plan are to travel out west for the entire month of June. Wondering which route would be best. Plans are to leave from Arkansas head toward Yellowstone then on to Oregon down the Coastline hwy into Ca. Then on to Albuquerque then back home. Or if doing it in reverse would be better? Wondering about bad weather in early June in the north country ?
In a month? you do realize that a conservative estimate of this trip is @ 5,300+ miles? (More like 5,700 with detours and so forth)
(Yellowstone->OR->CA Coastline is what get you here)
I plotted a Little Rock->Yellowstone->Eugene->CA Coastline to LA->AZ->NM->Little Rock route here to illustrate:
Might I suggest direct to Yellowstone, then down to visit Bryce canyon, Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater AZ, Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings CO, Santa Fe & on to Albquerque then home? (Save the west coast for a completely different trip)
You can absolutely occupy a month on the above itinerary - AND still feel like you were rushed! (While in Albquerque, don't forget to go down to bosque Del Apache Bird Sanctuary - although it is more amazing in the Winter it is still pretty cool in June!)
Santa Fe & ALBQ can occupy 3-5 days each (I know I lived in NM for 10+ years
N NM & S CO are beautiful...you can easily get sucked into several days there! and Mesa Verde is AMAZING!
Driving across AZ is BRUTAL (again experience talking and I was pulling a popup at the time...)
Oh, and driving across TX to get home is MO BRUTAL (again experience speaking
Just some food for thought