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Daphne asked

Best route and place to stay for single female driver

Driving alone from San Francisco to Denver, hoping to do this in two days. Which routes are the best? Other than staying in Salt Lake City, which places are best for stops and overnight stays?

San Francisco (California) Denver (Colorado)

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Martin from Colorado
If you have more time I would add a few more days there is so much to see.  If you are doing it in two days take I-70.  I'm more of a naturalist so I recommend National Parks.  Halfway point and not to far outta the way is Great Basin.  If you want to a long first day, 14hrs Moab would be a good stop Arches National Parkis right nearby.  The parks may need reservations so check before you go.  Also for lodging in Moab may need to jump on reservations sooner rather than later.  if you go North thru Salt Lake I don't think it's an incredible town like San Fran or Chicago.  Also you'd probably end up on I-80 which isn't as scenic as I-70.
lastly you can continue on US 50 which will take you through the heart of the Colorado Rockies.  A little longer time wise and sportier drive than an interstate.

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Thank you I just saw this reply and I ended up going a different route but will try that on my way back.

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  1. Great Basin (attraction)
  2. Moab (city)
  3. Arches National Park (park)
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If you have time , try to take Interstate 15 south from Salt Lake City and and then take 70 East to Denver. On the way u can decide to see the mighty Utah five National parks starting with Zion National park and on to Bryce national park and to capital reef national park and Canyon land national park and finally the Arches national park. All the above are in the state of Utah. From Arches national park get back to 70 East and drive to Grand Junction Colorado. A nice city to stay, lots of hotels. Don't miss the Colorado National monument near the Grand junction city. I took the above trip in 2021. Try to get the $ 80 dollar annual national park pass so that u can use to see  all the national parks this year and next year. Have a safe trip. 

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