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Old 07-07-2016, 08:56 AM   #1
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What is the best Route West to Utah from NY

Is it 80, ,70 or 40? These seem to be my only choices. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Depends on your situation. I assume you are pulling a trailer, so driving through mountains may be less about scenery and more about lack of up and down hills. Once you get to the Rockies, I-80 might be less stunning than I-70, but it doesn't have nearly the climbs and downgrades that I-70 has. That's why the main trucking route west is I-80. But I-80 is occasionally closed, sometimes for extended periods during the winter.

As for the mess that is the interstate system in the east, you'll have to get good advice from someone else.
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Two suggestions: 1) Avoid Chicago on I-80/90 even if you have to drive an extra 100 miles. Toll booths every mile and very costly and confusing to first time travelers in this area. 2) What time of year? Avoid Kansas, Nebraska, etc in the spring - torrential rains, flooded roads, tornadoes - ask me how I know.
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Two suggestions: 1) Avoid Chicago on I-80/90 even if you have to drive an extra 100 miles. Toll booths every mile and very costly and confusing to first time travelers in this area. 2) What time of year? Avoid Kansas, Nebraska, etc in the spring - torrential rains, flooded roads, tornadoes - ask me how I know.

Ok. I'll bite. How do you know?
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Depends on your situation. I assume you are pulling a trailer, so driving through mountains may be less about scenery and more about lack of up and down hills. Once you get to the Rockies, I-80 might be less stunning than I-70, but it doesn't have nearly the climbs and downgrades that I-70 has. That's why the main trucking route west is I-80. But I-80 is occasionally closed, sometimes for extended periods during the winter.

As for the mess that is the interstate system in the east, you'll have to get good advice from someone else.


(However, I70 can also be closed at times, but CO is fantastic at opening it back up.)

As for Chicago. When living in MI and traveling to Moab for off-roading, I would take I65 south to I70 then head west to Moab UT.
When living in Moab and going back to MI to visit, I would reverse the route. I would avoid Chicago at all costs.
I would prefer to be beaten over the head with a baseball bat vs. driving through Chicago on any Interstate.
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