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Old 11-27-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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I will be traveling from ROC to SLC toward the end of December...is there a preferred route?

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Old 11-27-2010, 06:10 PM
 
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You are choosing a sketchy time to make that journey, we have done it many times. If you are feeling lucky, and watch the weather closely straight across the 90 would be your most direct route.

Otherwise you could run over to Syracuse, jump on the 81 South to Knoxville, Tn, then 40 West to Kingman Az, taking the 93 where you will cross over the "new bridge" at Hoover Dam, into Vegas, then straight North on the I-15 to SLC...This route can also present challenges and can recall one trip hitting black ice all the way from the NY/PA broder to Arkansas....Flagstaff, Arizona has also been known to experience a winter blizzard on occasion. The I-15 from Cedar City, north to SLC can also present some rough travel.

Have a safe trip.....watch the weather either way !
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply.... Is 90 better than 80 and how many miles will your suggested southern route add? Thanks again...
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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Mapquest could give you very close mileage numbers. Depending on weather it will add at least (1) extra day travel time. The I-80 is actually a bit more direct and not a bad route...Nebraska....Iowa can be long states.....summer or winter.

The major draw back with the southern route suggested is that: First you are backtracking to Syracuse, and then heading south....to then eventually return North once out West.

If you look at a map you will see that the 80 connects to the 70 and eventually intersects then I-15 near Richfield,Utah....That route takes you thru Colorado....past many ski centers...Vail etc.....and the trip can often be delayed by weather....The 70 has been know to close and stay closed for quite a while....beautiful ride...but based on time of year....a chance at best. The 90 to the 80 would also be a good option if all the stars are aligned .....
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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I will be traveling from ROC to SLC toward the end of December...is there a preferred route?

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I-80 is about your only option. Both I-70 and 90 are out of route a good long ways and have other issues another poster alluded to.

One suggestion: Don't stay on I-80 all the way into SLC. If you do, you'll have to go over Parley's Summit, which is about 5 or 6 miles of steep upgrade and downgrade. The weather can be attrocious up there. Instead, take I-84 west from it's junction with I-80 near Echo, UT, then south in I-15 into SLC. It's not much farther and completely avoids going over the Wasatch Front. You don't go over it; you go through it.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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