Would like to take I-40/Route 66 West with a final destination in Lake Elsinore, CA this April.
Instead of taking I-40 all the way, we're thinking about bailing on I-40 just before Needles and taking US 95 South to I-10 so we can:
1) Avoid the California stretch of I-40 from Needles to Barstow (which I read is pretty rough, desolate and boring)
2) Visit the Palm Desert & Palm Spring area briefly (which we've never seen)
In both cases we end up on I-15.
Would appreciate any opinions on these 2 options.
-More interested in scenery than time
-After Lake Elsinore we plan to visit Barstow anyway on way to Las Vegas via I-15.
-We drive a 32' Class A Gasser w/Tow