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11. Posted by Rhombus (Travel Guru 64 posts) 6y

Concerning SUV's, if it's just you and your gf you should be plenty comfortable. When renting cars in the US, SUV's are probably going to be one of the more expensive vehicles to rent.

A Trailblazer is a decent ride and should suit your purposes nicely. You could try a Toyota Highlander, or Ford Explorer. SUV's depending on the vehicle, will consume a lot of fuel. Currently Gas prices nationwide are at about 3 dollars a gallon. Something to think about.

Anyhow, hope this helps.

12. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 6y

Quoting Rhombus

Concerning SUV's, if it's just you and your gf you should be plenty comfortable. When renting cars in the US, SUV's are probably going to be one of the more expensive vehicles to rent.

A Trailblazer is a decent ride and should suit your purposes nicely. You could try a Toyota Highlander, or Ford Explorer. SUV's depending on the vehicle, will consume a lot of fuel. Currently Gas prices nationwide are at about 3 dollars a gallon. Something to think about.

Anyhow, hope this helps.

Cheers Rombus.
That's the great part of the US: compared to the Netherlands, prices are actually low. Here it's about 8 dollar a gallon (over €1.50 for a litre actually);), although people tend to drive more and more in so-called economical on fuel hybrid cars

13. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

All I could add to the already impressive replies, is that if you're that far North in South Dakota, then try and do a day or two in Canada.
Along Route 29 from Aberdeen, it's lovely. You pass Fargo and Grand Forks on the way. Fargo is one of the most interesting towns in the whole of the USA if you're into history.

14. Posted by Rhombus (Travel Guru 64 posts) 6y

Well, it is true gas is relatively cheaper here, but consider that you are probably going to be driving on your route maybe 2000 plus miles (I'm guessing), it does add up..

As fuel for my trips across the US is by far my biggest expense, I always take it into consideration.

Anyway.

Cheers.

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16. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 6y

About the only place I might add to your list would be Sedona--but only if you were going to the south rim of the Grand Canyon and not the north rim (based upon your list, you are probably going to the north rim). Sounds like a great trip.

Let me mention a few things about the area between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone. Just north of Ogden is a road that runs parallel to the main highway (I-15). If you get off here, this is called the "fruitway" and if you go in the late summer, there are places to pick apples and also to get pitted cherries along the route. There is also a cheese factory near Logan, Utah--and lastly and most importantly, raspberries grow wild near Bear Lake and there are places on the west side of the lake to get the best raspberry smoothies and milkshakes anywhere on earth. The town of Montpelier, Idaho (just north of Bear Lake) is famous as one of the places where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid gang robbed the local bank. There are a few restaurants in town that have memorabilia discussing this robbery and with pictures of the famous bank robbers. (Robert Redford and Paul Newman were in a famous movie about these robbers.) Just south of Grand Teton is Jackson Hole--a famous ski resort and a fun stopping point for dude ranches and white water rafting in the winter. Visit Bubba's BBQ or the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Saloon in town.

P.S. I used to live in Ogden, Utah and visited thse places often on my trips up to Yellowstone/Grand Teton.

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