Planning a summer trip in my Archer from Boston round trip to LA, stopping both ways in Madison, WI to pick up a co-pilot. Thinking of a northerly outbound route (I90 to around Rapid City, over to Casper, WY and then down between the mountain ranges to Flagstaff, AZ) with a Grand Canyon tour. An alternative would be to pick up I80 around Rawlins and follow it to Salt Lake city, then down to Las Vegas (but missing the Canyon). What do folks who've flown out there have to say about those choices? Is there anything particular to watch out for flying down from Rawlins past Grand Junction to the Grand Canyon area? Is the I80 route to SLC reasonable for a flatlander? For the return we want to go through Tucson, AZ so we would cross south of the mountains. Earliest we can get underway would be mid-June, so we expect it to be hot! I'm CP/IA/Multi but no mountain experience other than the White mountains in NH. Well aware of DA issues. Expect to keep the Archer 200-250lb below max TOW.