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Road condition from Las Vegas #15 to #70 to Grand Junction, CO to Frisco

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Thread Starter 

We will drive to CO from Dublin,ca. Mazda M5. About 1200 miles, plan take 2.5 to 3 days. Next Monday.

 

How about the road condition Las Vegas #15 to #70 to Grand Junction, CO to Frisco ?

 

We have snow chains, but actually if meet heavy snow, we just want stay in a small town, waiting......

 

Truly appreciate any advices.

post #2 of 9
You should be fine by then. There's typically only one 20 mile section in Utah that will be snow covered and two in Colorado.
Glenwood Canyon and Vail Pass would probably be easier in daylight.
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Also, make sure you have decent tires.  All season tires with good tread at a minimum.  No high performance tires.  Given all the snow and the cold temps forecasted it's likely Vail Pass will be snow packed.  You'll do fine with decent tires, but it's dangerous with bad tires.  

 

Chains are not really necessary and are seldom used by passenger vehicles on the highways in CO, just the big rigs.  Very different than CA.

post #4 of 9

Utah posts real time road conditions here http://udottraffic.utah.gov/ 

 

You can see actual webcams in real time here: http://udottraffic.utah.gov/ 

 

If you have  an internet connection, you can see how conditions are as you approach, and make appropriate plans. Utah does a pretty good job on the interstates.  You should be fine, but if conditions really get bad just stay overnight someplace like Cedar City.  Carry some extra water, food and blankets as a safety precaution against a breakdown.  Remember, distances between fueling opportunities can be pretty far.  Don't pass a fueling station with 1/4 tank or less.  Always a good idea for winter travel.

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Thx for all your tips !!!!

post #6 of 9

to add on, there is also a CO DOT app for Android, and I assume for IPHONE.  Called "CDOT Mobile".  Shows color coded map for traffic on I70, as well as weather alerts etc.  Nice is that the navigator can have a better idea during the trip if CO is an issue.

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We are back home safely. One month CO Ski trip, wonderful !!!

 

Thx for all of you !!!

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We are back home safely. One month CO Ski trip, wonderful !!!

 

Thx for all of you !!!

 

Would love to hear details on what you skied, what you liked, what you didn't and what you can't wait to do again.

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Month long trip report, please!   :D

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