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Old 04-19-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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So in june i'm driving from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs. What is the I-70 like? i heard that all weather conditions can occur in the mountains in co? is that true? what should i expect? gas prices?
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I could tell you were from California by the how you called I-70. I lived in San Diego for college and there you guys say "the 405" but in Colorao we just say I-70. Not inportant just thought it was funny.

It can but in june you should be ok. Just look at the forecast before you go.
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:46 PM
 
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I-70 is like a freeway.
Just check the weather and Road Conditions before you go.

Gas prices will be a little lower along the front range than in LA but not much, probably more in the high country. Other than that, the differences are minimal... you're just traveling to another state not another country.

BTW: Josseppie, saying 'the (freeway #)' is an LA/OC thing and most San Diegans find it humorous too. If you were hearing it when you lived in SD it was probably by infiltrators from 'the southland' (another silly LA/OC term).
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: The 719
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...Other than that, the differences are minimal... you're just traveling to another state not another country.
L.A. to Colorado Springs? Hmmm... I challenge that comment.

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Well I was thinking the politics might be worlds apart. People from Colorado Springs thinks that Pueblo is racially diverse too. Either that or part of Mexico. About every other post where someone from elsewhere commenting on Pueblo seems to like to point out that its population is abnormally Hispanic. I guess this isn't so as you head north up the Front Range or something. I lived in L.A. as a kid and recall seeing as many Asian people as other minorities. Come to think of it, I think everybody is a minority in the melting pot or melting pots, which is L.A. Which brings me to cuisine... come down to Pueblo for some decent food. Oh, and don't expect to find a Trader Joes, a Ralphs, Vons, In N Out, etc.

Bring lots of water and chapstick, it's dry up there. Have your brakes in good working order if you're driving around town. Lots of street lights and traffic jams for a town that size.

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Old 04-19-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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L.A. to Colorado Springs? Hmmm... I challenge that comment.
Well both cities have suburban sprawl and small downtown's so the OP might feel at home.

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Old 04-19-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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You don't have to worry about I-70 weather in June.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:42 PM
 
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I'll predict hot in the desert, and cold/tolerable in the mountains.

Plan on the following for fuel stops:
Vegas (2nd to last chance for In-N-Out)
St. George, UT (last chance for In-N-Out)
Salina, UT (decent mexican food right off the interstate)
Green River, UT (If you drive through town you'll probably see a cop car parked at a little dive restaurant on your right. That's the place to eat.)
Glenwood Springs, CO (Charcoalburger drive-in at the west exit)
Idaho Springs, CO (Beau Jo's pizza)

You might need some gas for the car too
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Try to make sure you drive over the Rocky Mountains during the day... the lane striping over Vail Pass especially is completely faded out, hard to see where you're going, especially if you've never done it before. Plus the whole thing is awesome scenery, you want to see it during the day anyway. Gear down when going down hills, don't burn your brakes out. Don't speed at all on I-70, there are state patrol officers hiding out on the side of the road all over the place. Fill up in either St George, Cedar City, Beaver, or Richfield UT, and then Grand Junction-- gas gets more and more expensive as you head east until you get to Denver.

There are a bunch of scenic viewpoint stops on I-70 between Salina, UT and Green River, UT-- I would highly recommend stopping and enjoying the scenery there-- it's incredible. If you want an incredibly scenic detour, instead of staying on I-15, at Washington UT, you can take hwy 9 to US-89 (going through Zion Natl Park), then US-89 meeting back up with I-70 at Sevier. Another much shorter detour is to see the Kolob Canyons entrance to Zion National Park (off I-15 between StG and CC). It's awesome, and only takes about a 10-15 minute drive off the main road, well worth it.
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:30 PM
 
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L.A. to Colorado Springs? Hmmm... I challenge that comment.

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I was talking about things like freeways and gas prices, not politics or demographics. But then I forgot I was making that comment on CDF. You can carry on that politcal discussion with yourself or anyone else who cares to banter about it.

But to the OP: I-70 over the rockies is hardly any more challenging than I80 over the sierras. True, harsh weather can come anytime, but a simple weather and road check should keep you out of any real danger.
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: The 719
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You can carry on that politcal discussion with yourself or anyone else who cares to banter about it.
I was trying to break the tension with humor as your original statement was rude and/or sarcastic. We know that it's not another country thankyouverymuch.

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Other than that, the differences are minimal... you're just traveling to another state not another country.
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