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Old 07-21-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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I'm trying to plan some stopovers for a road trip my wife and I are planning for late Aug. or early Sept. I'm hoping you Alpiners might have some suggestions from your previous travels.

Los Angeles to Las Vegas first day of travel. We are heading to Sun Valley, Idaho for first few day stop. Is Vegas to Wells, Nev. a reasonable day 2 travel? What route? 93 all the way, or 93 to 318 to the 6 back to 93? Day 3 we are considering Wells to Jerome, Ida. We figure we can see Sun Valley in the towd.

I'll post the next leg (up 84 North) and questions in the next day or so.

Are these reasonable daily distances? Good parks to stay?

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I'm trying to plan some stopovers for a road trip my wife and I are planning for late Aug. or early Sept. I'm hoping you Alpiners might have some suggestions from your previous travels.

Los Angeles to Las Vegas first day of travel. We are heading to Sun Valley, Idaho for first few day stop. Is Vegas to Wells, Nev. a reasonable day 2 travel? What route? 93 all the way, or 93 to 318 to the 6 back to 93? Day 3 we are considering Wells to Jerome, Ida. We figure we can see Sun Valley in the towd.

I'll post the next leg (up 84 North) and questions in the next day or so.

Are these reasonable daily distances? Good parks to stay?

Thanks
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:16 PM   #3
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Rick,

I go to Wells 93, 318, 6 back to 93 all the time going north to Seattle. I show it about 386 miles from my house and think it should be fine for a days drive. I just don't know where to tell you to stay, Wells is in the middle of nowhere. I have never been into "town" just up and down 93.

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Old 07-22-2007, 11:56 AM   #4
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Rick,
when I lived in LV (many many years ago) I used to love to go to Ely Nv. Never been there for camping so I cant attest to how that would be, but if you needed to make the trip to Wells from LV in two days instead of one I would suggest you look at Ely as a stopping point.
Ely area Cave Lake shows 36 sites but again... I dont know much more about that...just know I used to love to visit the Ely area
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:32 PM   #5
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Hi Rick,

Whenever John and I head up to Yakima from LV, we stay in Ely (258 miles from our house) at a pretty nice KOA...if you go, please say "Hi" to the burros for us. Then, we stay in Boise (you'll hit Jerome before then) the next night, which is 385 miles. Route 93 (using the 318 cuttoff mentioned by Dale) is a great road and an easy trip...just a little windy/hilly near Ely. The road is usually pretty empty.

To find the KOA, you'll take Rt 93 to 318, which will drop you onto Rt 6. When you get to Ely, you will literally run into Rts 50 & 93. Turn right at that intersection and go about 2 miles and you'll see the KOA on your right. When you leave the next morning, just turn left out of the park and go toward town. There is a signal light at the intersection where 93 heads north towards Idaho. From Ely to Jerome is about 270 miles according to my mapping software.

I agree that Wells is not really a good stopping point, except for fuel at the Flying J. Your next option would be Jackpot (on the NV/ID border), which is about 450 miles from LV...a little long, but again a fairly easy drive. There's a nice RV park at Cactus Pete's, but make reservations in the back part, as I believe if you just drive in they stick you in a different section closer to the casino parking lot. But then, your next day to Jerome would be a very short trip.

Sometimes, for a change, we will take Interstate 15, stay in Salt Lake City area the first night, they on to I-84 to Boise for night 2. Each of those legs is about 390 miles, depending where you stay in the Salt Lake area. As you can see, going the way of Rt 93 will save you about 100 miles or more.

Have a great trip!!
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