Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs

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  1. cgilliland

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  3. loudtom

    loudtom Road Train Member

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    80 is dry, with a wind warning from Elk Mountain to Laramie for light, high profile vehicles. 70 has a bunch of speed zones and more mountain grades. Fuel is cheaper near Laramie along 80. 80 has more areas to park. 70 is more scenic. I usually go with which one has the least traffic or weather delays when I choose.
     
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    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Miles are awash. Really dependent on weather forecast. And weight in the wagon. 80 will be easier on the truck if the wind is not howling.
     
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    You could even cut south through Moab and then 160 but you would need to check Wolf Creek pass for current weather conditions this time of year.
     
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    snowwy Road Train Member

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    80 to 40 to 9 to 70 to 25.
     
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    My choice is related to weather. In extreme 40 up across Raton from the south would be third option, fuel be darned.
     
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    i dont follow come again?
     
  10. spyder7723

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    Weather permitting, that's the way I would run it.
     
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    He is suggesting going all the way down to i40 then i25 north. I guess it's a valid route, if time and fuel are free.
     
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