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  1. Default Advice/Suggestions: Portland to Denver by Car

    I'm taking my first long drive of this size by myself (with my dog) and I'm a little nervous... Anyone take this trip have any suggestions....
    I check weather (which sounds great) but I'm not sure what kind of terrain I will encounter. Also, I'm not sure where I'll be by the time I need to crash overnight somewhere...
    I'm planning to leave this Friday at like 5 am and I want to get as far as possible before I poop out. Then, I hope to arrive in downtown Denver Saturday early evening or earlier.
    Please tell me what you all think and what I take into consideration, where I should plan to stay overnight on Friday that is safe, cheap, easy free way access, etc. I'm not sure, but I think I'm going to try 10 hours of driving at least on Friday, but I'm not sure where that will leave me...

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Western/Central Massachusetts

    Default Caution

    The trip is entirely doable with ten hours a day, this will place you somewhere in Idaho that evening. The weather report doesn't look too bad for out there - but I'm sure by the time I type this, that will have changed.

    You shouldn't have any problem finding some of the recommended chain motels along your route: Motel 6, Red Roof, etc.

    You may also want to read these articles:
    Making a Speed Run

    Keep in mind that you will be driving into the sunrise for awhile on your trip each day out there.

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