We're taking a family road trip this June for 2 - 3 weeks that will take us from Los Angeles up to Zion/Bryce, then through Park City and up to Grand Teton NP and Yellowstone. We're traveling with our two daughters, ages 11 & 7, and we're fairly outdoorsy. The plan is to do a mix of some tent camping and some not too luxurious lodges. If you see my profile we've done yosemite, Grand Canyon, Kauai, Costa Rica - so we definitely want to stay places that can allow some hiking but also some relaxing time, access to lots of activities in the natural environment is a must. The plan is to leave home around June 16th and then be back by July 4th to miss the bad holiday crowds.
Now the question - suggestions for the road trip back. I'm reading lots of reviews about driving up into Montana through Missoula and then over to Stanley, ID, but we've never been to this area, so suggestions? Which is a better place to visit Stanley or Sun Valley?. And then where to go? Drive into eastern and central Oregon, or??? I don't think we want to drive to far north up into Washington, but is there much in eastern Oregon? Is Klamath falls worth it, then driving down to Shasta (never been to either place)? I know there's some very knowledgable people out there, any suggestions for how you'd do the drive - we're hoping to not need to drive more than 6 hours in any given day, but will if necessary, and would like to find 2 - 3 spots we can spend a couple days before we drive south back through California, either via 395 or 5.
Thank you for the help and suggestions!