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Best route to Park City?

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Hi guys and gals.  I'm driving to Park City next week for the first time and I was wondering what the best driving route is.  I'll be coming from Las Vegas so according to google maps my options are take I-15 north all the way to I-80 and then south down to Park City, or take US-189 through Heber City.  Driving time seems roughly the same.  And what about during bad weather?  Is one way better than the other?  I'm assuming US-189 will be less congested than taking I-15 though SLC (and a more scenic drive), but it also seems like it might be more prone to risk during a snow storm.

post #2 of 8

With bad weather you should take I80. If there's weather you'll have to chain up or etc to get to Heber City.

post #3 of 8

Go I-80.  189 takes you through Provo Canyon and then you have to drive through Heber City (traffic lights).  I-80 is an easier drive, but Provo Canyon and Heber valley is more scenic. 

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Years ago there was a big inversion with lots of fog in Provo and SLC- we were planning on I-15 to 80 but locals advised that we would get above the fog on the Provo Canyon route- it was really beautiful with a full moon reflecting off the river!

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I always go through Heber when coming from the south, but last night it was a bear in the snowstorm because the plows...no plows... plan was to avoid i80 at Parleys Summitt which can be really bad due to all the extra traffic & higher elevation. True enough, I 80 was worse, according to my friend who came up that way. Whatever you do, come soon. Were wallowing in champaign powder.
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I always go through Heber when coming from the south, but last night it was a bear in the snowstorm because the plows...no plows... plan was to avoid i80 at Parleys Summitt which can be really bad due to all the extra traffic & higher elevation. True enough, I 80 was worse, according to my friend who came up that way. Whatever you do, come soon. Were wallowing in champaign powder.
post #7 of 8

I'll be there next week too (flying in though).  Please, please, please, let it snow.

post #8 of 8
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Thanks for the tips everyone.  They kind of confirmed what I suspected.  Here's hoping to lots of snow rolling through next weekend!

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