I recently read some advice here to another traveler heading from San Fran to Chicago. I, too was debating the I-80 route versus the us-50/ I-70 route. I am moving back to Indianapolis (3 friends with two sedans), and decided to make it a 7-8 day excursion. I was wondering if taking the US-50/I-70 route would take a lot longer than the I-80, one or a few hours? I will most likely be leaving on Tuesday September 11 and ending in Indianapolis September 18.
I believe that we would be going through a more rugged trip through the mountains, but the scenary looks/sounds beautiful.
I heard wonderful things about the NP arches and thought the US-50/I-70
would also be better route to take since Denver, CO would be our next stop.
After Denver we'd have to head to the I-80 to get to Lincoln, NE where a
good friend lives, then to Chicago (just to visit) and then home to
Indianapolis!!! Let me know what you think about the I-80 vs. US-50/I-70,
as far as the time and scenic opportunities are worth it!! Thank you so
much for your time and patience!!! Hope to hear from you soon.
Rookie Road tripper