Road Trip – Route West to Las Vegas 2012

Our next road trip will be from Ohio west to Las Vegas . Our route covers 3,000 miles and will take us approximately 2 weeks.
We will be traveling on the northern most east-west interstate in the US. We chose this route in order to visit North Dakota, our 48th state (our final state in the lower 48).

Our route west to Las Vegas NV 2012

Our route from Ohio west to Las Vegas NV

We will drive the North/West Corridor (I-90 / I-94) through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana before turning to the south on National Park Highway (US 89).

This section of the trip will take us through Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park and Wyoming, Idaho, and then Utah on our way to Nevada.

Some noteworthy points along our route:

  • Chicago, Minneapolis, Fargo, Bismark
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park  (Badlands of ND)
  • Gallatin National Forest – Big Sky Montana
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Salt Lake City
  • Boondocking along the loneliest road in America in the Nevada desert
  • and of course Las Vegas NV

Adding new roads and visiting the last state (North Dakota) in the US we haven’t been to yet, before returning to Las Vegas, possibly to Main Street RV Park but most likely back to Sam’s Town RV Park.

We’ve taken several different routes across the US on our trips west to Las Vegas. Notes from our trip from Ohio to Vegas in 2008.

What are your thoughts about this route, or potential stops along the way?

Road Trip – Route West to Las Vegas 2012


  1. I hope you get to Medora, ND, home of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and a wonderful outdoor show.

  2. Thanks, we are planning to stop in the area, perhaps at Buffalo Gap.

  3. You will absolutely love the route you have chosen to go thru Yellowstone and the Tetons. Enjoy the scenery and watch out for the wildlife.

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