SLC to Albuquerque

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  1. Upinsmoke

    Upinsmoke Light Load Member

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    Company nav is routing me to flagstaff.
    My nav is taking me 200 miles shorter to Albuquerque.
    Fully loaded 79990..
    Thoughts?
    Final destination is laredo.
    Avoiding I 35.
    Thanks.
     
  2. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Where are you starting from?
     
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  3. QuietStorm

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    Heavy sucks, it's all mountains either way, go ahead and take the 6.
     
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  4. stwik

    stwik Road Train Member

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    US6 down through Price to I-70, grab US191 through Moab to Monticello, US491 South all the way to Shiprock.

    Now you get to choose...

    The longer route is staying on 491 all the way to Gallup. The trade off is more chain truck stops to fill at / stop at for the night.

    OR, you go east out of Shiprock on US64. There’s construction before Bloomfield near Farmington. Hit this area during off peak hours and you’ll be fine. Or you can run a route around it. Go south on US371 out of Farmington and you can run the 7010 around the construction...

    US-550 is what you want to take down to Albuquerque.

    Plan a day for this. The Loves in Provo to the TA in Moriarty is a full day for me. No matter your route it’s a hilly ride.
     
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  5. Upinsmoke

    Upinsmoke Light Load Member

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    Company nav 15 s to 89 s to 40.
    Truck nav
    15 S
    Us 6 E.
    Ut 156 Spanish fork.
    6 E to 70.
    491 S
     
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  6. QuietStorm

    QuietStorm Heavy Load Member

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    Company nav probably has been told to route away from there because someone or someones had an oops/oopses.

    Also, it's smoking crack.
     
  7. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    From SLC

    I80 east to Green River, US191-491 (old Devil’s highway) to i40 east. Stay on 40 and then take us 285 to Roswell. Stay on that road until you get south of Ft Stockton. Us 90e to us 277 to Eagle Pass, TX. Pick up us 83 in Carizo Springs and run 83 to Laredo
     
  8. Upinsmoke

    Upinsmoke Light Load Member

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    1 hour n of SLC currently.
    Weather looks great.
    Taking the scenic shorter route.
    Thanks everyone..faster than Google..LMFAO:biggrin_2559:
     
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  9. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Follow your truck nav... I'll be running that route as well tomorrow but I'll take the 550 down to Albuquerque versus 491 to 40...

    Nice peaceful ride....
     
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  10. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    If rolling down 191/491 at night, watch out for the drunken Indians.
     
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