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Old 06-11-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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Agree with the above. I've driven it hundreds of times west of Denver. Driven prudently with the flow of traffic it's a beautiful drive and pretty easy going. If I had to given one piece of caution it would be westbound about exit 247; where it goes from three to two lanes there's a fairly steep grade with some curves, and some construction around the twin tunnels before Idaho Springs. Again not the least bit unsafe, but at first caught me off guard as the freeway is wide and open (three lanes) and drops into a narrow canyon. There is a flashing yellow banner alerting you to it as well.

But, out of 200 miles of amazing scenery, mountains, open spaces, and rivers, that's the only thing I perk up for.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Burlington, Colorado
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Not to argue with your sister... but I think I-17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff has steeper grades than I-70 through Colorado. I could be wrong.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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Instead of taking the Interstate across Nebraska drop down and take the old highway, Highway 6 I believe. Small towns, diners, lots of scenery. And you can blast through those cornfields just as fast as the Interstate, you just have to slow down every 15-25 minutes for a hamlet.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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Default Same situation

I too am going to Pheonix from Indiana. Earlier this year, My family and I went to Florida and I had my eyes buried in my laptop watching movies and clinched my seatbelt all the way from Kentucky until we passed Atlanta. I might have to drive due to the fact I am moving there for school. Mapquest and Google Maps suggest I take I40 how are the Inclines and Declines on that route?
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