Hi I'm hoping for some trip planning advice. We're doing a big road trip with our kids starting in a few days - from BC down to southern Utah (this section we've done before) then exploring into Arizona and back north through Nevada, through Oregon then home via northern Idaho to BC. Hoping for suggestions of places to check out in eastern Oregon or maybe western Idaho as that area is new to us. Saw some photos and trip reports of the Owyhee canyonlands and it looks really cool, have been told that side roads may be iffy in early April which is when we would be there but still worth a visit. Not sure where to head once we leave there heading northwards.
Looking for: scenic drives, good areas to find camping options where the kids can run around and explore, wildlife, easy to moderate hikes, interesting geology and plant life. We're pretty self sufficient so prefer to be on our own for camping but developed campgrounds ok if they are smaller and not too busy.
Have swapped in a newer truck but we're running basically the same setup as the photo below with an ATC Ocelot. Not afraid of chilly nights but no interest in getting stuck in the snow somewhere as we will be on our own with 2 kiddos.
Didn't want to cast my net too broadly but also open to suggestions in Nevada for on the way to Owyhee.
Thank you for any tips!!
Edited by road trip by nature, 15 March 2023 - 06:41 AM.