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Old 07-15-2007, 11:35 AM
 
Location: The Denver, CO area
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I'll be moving to Colorado in a few weeks from NC & I was wondering if anyone on here has driven that route before? I've been told the best way to go is take I-40 from NC all the way to Oklahoma City. Then take I-35 to I-70 in Kansas. Does that sound like the best way to go? Or would it be faster to go another way?

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Old 07-15-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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I'll be moving to Colorado in a few weeks from NC & I was wondering if anyone on here has driven that route before? I've been told the best way to go is take I-40 from NC all the way to Oklahoma City. Then take I-35 to I-70 in Kansas. Does that sound like the best way to go? Or would it be faster to go another way?

Thanks!
This would be 1783 miles. However, if you take I-40 to I-24/I-64 to I-70, that would be ~1580 miles.

Last edited by ColoWeb; 07-15-2007 at 02:57 PM.. Reason: Edited to start at Charlotte, NC for miles
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Default Go I-40!

I made a very similar trip from Albuquerque (on I-40) to Southeastern Virginia two years ago. I would recommend I-40 west...through the Smoky Mts. area, and Tennesee and Arkansas isn't that bad for scenery either. But at Oklahoma City, I'd go on west to Amarillo, and up NW on US87 to I-25. I too don't know where in Colorado you're going, but this would give you a little taste of the Front Range of the Rockies as you enter Colorado from NE New Mexico. When you pass through Raton Pass (NM/CO line)...you're home! :-)
The interstates bore me to death however, so if you are not on a mandatory "quick-trip," look for some parallel, "scenic" US highway drives to break the monotony.
Good luck with your trip, and new life in Colorado!
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:37 PM
 
Location: The Denver, CO area
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This would be 1783 miles. However, if you take I-40 to I-24/I-64 to I-70, that would be ~1580 miles.
See I thought that would be the way to go as well, but someone said that it wouldn't.
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:40 PM
 
Location: The Denver, CO area
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I made a very similar trip from Albuquerque (on I-40) to Southeastern Virginia two years ago. I would recommend I-40 west...through the Smoky Mts. area, and Tennesee and Arkansas isn't that bad for scenery either. But at Oklahoma City, I'd go on west to Amarillo, and up NW on US87 to I-25. I too don't know where in Colorado you're going, but this would give you a little taste of the Front Range of the Rockies as you enter Colorado from NE New Mexico. When you pass through Raton Pass (NM/CO line)...you're home! :-)
The interstates bore me to death however, so if you are not on a mandatory "quick-trip," look for some parallel, "scenic" US highway drives to break the monotony.
Good luck with your trip, and new life in Colorado!
Thanks. I'm moving to outside of Denver, but I am also on a time crunch in getting there. I'd love to drive through NM to get to Colorado, but I don't think I'll have to time. I love the Smoky Mountains (went to college up there so its like another home to me).
Thanks for all the suggestions so far.
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