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Old 05-19-2006, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Denver
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O.K. now I am intrigued. So which is the best route to drive from Southern
Ca.(san marcos - about 30 miles nort of san diego) ? Destination Colorado Springs. I really appreciate the opinions of those who have "been there done that".

thanks
dan
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Old 05-19-2006, 04:03 PM
 
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I prefer the I-15 to I-70 to I-25 route. I think it is a little shorter then the I-15 to I-40 to I-25 route. Also if you are traveling during the summer the I-70 route is much cooler. If you take the northern route make sure you when you are going through Denver you exit on to southbound C-470 as you enter Golden and take that to I-25 instead of taking I-70 all the way into town, it will shave about 30 minutes of your trip. If you are driving in the winter though take I-40 because the mountains in Colorado can be very difficult during in the snow. The trip should take about 16-17 hours + stops at normal highway speeds. There are prettier drives but this way is the quickest.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Thanks a bunch xxman777 !
Of course once we get there
we will be looking for the best pizza and chinese.
Man do I love a roadtrip.

dan
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:43 AM
 
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Default Take the scenic route

My wife and I recently drove the I-15 to I-70 and then onto the I-25 south to get to Aurora. The drive was incredibly scenic once you get past North Las Vegas.

We left Huntington Beach and arrived approximately 16-17 hours later in overall driving time. We stopped and stayed the night in two different places to make it a true fun road trip, but what a trip. Every turn was a new experience. Don't forget to stop and take lots of pictures, it maybe a long time before you see these same places again!

It's incredible to see so much open space with few souls around to ***** it up for you. Especially when coming from the OC where there is way too many people any longer there.
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:43 PM
 
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Default best route

what about the best route from austin, texas?

i will be driving new years day.
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