Best Route LA to Denver

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  1. SoCalKid

    SoCalKid Bobtail Member

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    Sorry, I should have clarified that! Typical California narcissist here, didn’t even realize that it could be mistaken
     
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  3. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    I think the most dangerous stretch of 70 is Glenwood Canyon, because of the drivers who will speed through when both lanes are open. I've seen mirrors hit more than once by a driver wanting to do over the posted speed and ignoring the no passing signs. The mountains themselves are no worse than any other pass, as long as your equipment is maintained and you use common sense (granted it isn't that common anymore).
     
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  4. LTLTRUCKDRIVER

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    I was thinking Lower Alabama.... Truckload of catfish fillets :confused:
     
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  5. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

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    My dad calls that Lower Alabama, since he lives in Montgomery these days. Its kind of funny coming from him, as he was born and raised in the actual LA Area.
     
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  6. mstrchf117

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    15-70 probably best. Depending on time of day and day of week, Vail to Denver can be lots of traffic, same between LA and Vegas. Also, plan at least 5-6hrs to go from grand junction to Denver. Not a lot of places to stop between there.
     
  7. xlsdraw

    xlsdraw Road Train Member

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    Best I can recall, the overall duration of the descent is pretty lengthy to get down to Denver.

    For some reason, lengthy descents tend to wear on my nerves. Be prepared for that.
     
  8. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Just make sure you pass through Omaha a least twice on the way!
     
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  9. Plantfoam

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    If you have experience with I-68 then you are good to go. That road is tedious, and I'd rather drive on 70.
     
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  10. SoCalKid

    SoCalKid Bobtail Member

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    They do the same to me. Thanks for helping me get mentally prepared. I’ll be taking on those mountains tomorrow!
     
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  11. SoCalKid

    SoCalKid Bobtail Member

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    Thank you very much! I was hoping to hear something like this, something that would help put it into perspective for me. I feel more confident now
     
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