Anybody done this drive in winter?
I'm planning to visit my daughter in Park City starting Jan 1, and then I am expected in Steamboat for Jan 3-4. The map says 5-6 hours and shows the road passing through high plains area with no major passes once out of Park City. Do I need to rent a small four-wheel drive to be safe, or can I simply get the cheapest 2-wheel rental available? I'm from New England and have both an AWD car and a front-wheel drive car. I'm not usually nervous about driving anywhere in the FWD car (obviously a big blizzard is a different situation). But I'm just checking on personal knowledge about Rte. 40 and the conditions/drive between SLC and Steamboat.