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Freeway and interstate North Branch MN-61 to las vegas

Driving to Vegas from Minn. want a route with freeways AND more scenic roads. Travel both on the way out. What would be a good route?

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answered first by
John from Chicago
I would probably stick to the fastest route going in, but then maybe take a longer route going north on the way back? So maybe take I-15 from Las Vegas north through Salt Lake City and Idaho Falls and visit Yellowstone National Park.
Then swing back east and connect onto I-90 to go through the Black Hills National Forest and Mt Rushmore, then to the Badlands National Park on your way back to Minnesota. That gives you a nice fast highway on I-90 for a lot of the less scenic driving, while hitting some really scenic stops on the way out.
Going in, if you are heading down to I-80 and I-70, you can always do some small detours to Pikes Peak or Grand Canyon National Park.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Las Vegas (city)
  2. Salt Lake City (city)
  3. Idaho Falls (city)
  4. Yellowstone National Park (park)
  5. Black Hills National Forest (attraction)
  6. Mt Rushmore (attraction)
  7. Badlands National Park (park)
  8. Minnesota (attraction)
  9. Pikes Peak (attraction)
  10. Grand Canyon National Park (park)

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