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Old 07-03-2007, 01:02 AM
 
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Hello!
I need to take a trip to Estes park. Mapquest say it will take 16 hours. Has anyone done this trip straight though? With stops for gas and food, how long should I plan for? Also, I hear there is a 125 mile stretch of road in Utah without gas, food, bathrooms or reception. How will I know when that is coming up so that I can get gas.
I would appreciate any help!!
Devinlee
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:00 PM
 
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Hello!
I need to take a trip to Estes park. Mapquest say it will take 16 hours. Has anyone done this trip straight though? With stops for gas and food, how long should I plan for? Also, I hear there is a 125 mile stretch of road in Utah without gas, food, bathrooms or reception. How will I know when that is coming up so that I can get gas.
I would appreciate any help!!
Devinlee
Devinlee, I don't think I've EVER seen an interstate highway with more than 50 miles or so without SOME kind of oasis. Certainly not on I-15 or I-70 that you'll be taking to Estes Park. Everbody has different tolerances for long distance driving, so it's up to you. Leave well rested and with a full tank of fuel. Stop when you get tired. Even a "quickie" nap in a rest area or truck stop car parking lot will be refreshing. Devin, you will be passing through some AWESOME scenery, so stop every once in a while and make some happy snaps. (It'll feel good to stretch your legs, too!) As others have posted elsewhere, I-15 between L.A. and Las Vegas is a dangerous road; inattentive gamblers to/from Las Vegas make it worth being extra vigilant in that stretch. Have a great trip and give us a full report when you're back!
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