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Old 04-04-2015, 06:21 PM
Location: Utah
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I haven't spent much time on roads back east, but I have to think the drive on I-15 would be a breeze due to the lower density of population. I used to live in Las Vegas, and drove to California for the beach and Utah for the mountains on a fairly regular basis without too much stress, until getting deep into SoCal traffic. More recently, I have done the McCarran to St George drive, and got to the airport with plenty of time to return my rental and catch my flight. Be prepared for some backlog as you pass through Las Vegas, near the Strip area, along with the gorge construction.

Enjoy your trip, I'm going to be out that way again soon.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:30 PM
Location: St George, UT
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Yep, I hit traffic regularly in Las Vegas. I almost got stuck in it the last time I was there, but fortunately the accident was in the express lanes and traffic was backing up just as I was reaching my exit. You can use Sigalert for Las Vegas to locate these accidents and then route around them, pull off for a break (meal?), or just accept it.

Originally Posted by GoOutsideAndPlay View Post
The gorge construction is not horrible - came back from Vegas last Saturday afternoon and traffic was backed up 3 miles. The construction is only one spot for about 1 mile. Even then, it only took us an extra 20 minutes more than normal. Northbound always seems more backed up than southbound.
The northbound situation looked horrible last Thursday when I was heading south. It was literally stop and go. Fortunately for me it was clear sailing going south, and all that traffic had cleared up when I headed back later that day so that it was clear sailing going north too. I expect the worst when I go through there and hope for the best. Next time (this Tuesday) I'll bring some pots, and if traffic is awful, I'll pull over and go scavenging for wildflowers.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:31 AM
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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Thanks HuskyMama and leaftye. I just worry about getting to Las Vegas airport in time for our 5:00 pm flight on a Friday. We will leave very early, like GoOutsideAndPlay suggested, just to be on the safe side.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:59 AM
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Snow canyon- one of the most beautiful places ever. I am jealous of those that live next to snow canyon.
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:17 AM
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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Default Back from Trip to St. George

Well everyone, we got back from our five-day trip to St. George and the surrounding areas. We absolutely loved it, and the people there were so friendly to us. Everywhere we went, the views around us were astounding! We spent part of a couple of days with a realtor looking at homes in St. George and Washington and saw some pretty nice ones. We also explored a bit on our own. Overall it was a relaxing visit, which is what we were hoping for. The drive to and from McCarran Airport in Las Vegas was no problem at all.

We will keep the St. George area on our short list of places to possibly move to in a couple of years. We will probably check out Nevada and Arizona sometime in the near future.

Thanks again everyone for the information and suggestions.
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