Best way to Idaho Falls

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by me myself and I, May 27, 2012.

  1. me myself and I

    me myself and I Medium Load Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    vernon hills,Il
    Ill be heading that way on tuesday, and trying to figure best way. Ill be going west on I-80 in Wy. The options I have is either Rt 30 or Rt 191 to 26. Any advise?
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  3. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Longview, TX
    I enjoy the US 30 through Cokeville and it's easier and probably faster than going through Hoback or Jackson but it's been so long since I went via 191, I can't say for sure time-wise.
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
  4. Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Road Train Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    If it's your first time through, taken US26 in. Very beautiful and scenic. When I leave Idaho Falls to head east, I tend to go that way. More for aesthetic reasons than any necessary advantage.
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  5. haulhand

    haulhand Road Train Member

    I agree on 26. It's about 5 hours from Rock Springs up 191 and 26 vs 6 hours going up 30. You will have a Wyoming Poe going up 191 at alpine jct. but you have an Idaho poe going up 30 and I15. The scenery is way better up thru the hoeback although the tourists can get a little thick this time of year but nothing real bad. We have had snow on both routes this week and calling for more next week so really there is no difference besides scenery.
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  6. Bob The Dinosaur

    Bob The Dinosaur Light Load Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    holdenville oklahoma
    Go the thirty and sstop at the ranchhand truckstop, you will enjoy the best truck stop steak west of the mississippi. Its exit 66 off I - 80.....
    Last edited: May 28, 2012
  7. OpenRoadDreamer

    OpenRoadDreamer Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    The road... Usually works out better
  8. chompi

    chompi Road Train Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Deland, FL
    Be very careful when choosing your own route out there. Idaho has many, many restricted roads! Make sure to check your Road Atlas! Hefty fines!
  9. Ruges

    Ruges Light Load Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    InMyTruck, USA
    hwy 30. I use this road to bypass Utah all the time. The road is in good condition. and over the last 2 years they have widend it on the west side. So exit 66 just past little america, and then 30 across to I-15 in mccammon. Then I-15N. There are trucks on it all the time. You have the little america truck stop just before you get off I-80 (great burgers on the fuel island). Then you a flying J about halfway threw. Then you have the ranch hand truck stop that has a great salad. and anouther flying J just before you get onto I-15.
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