I am relocating to Twin Cities area in Minnesota from Los Angeles for school. I have always wanted to do a road trip like this (too bad it's winter!) but I have heard scary stories about driving through Colorado Rockies (I-80, the shortest route by Google Map) in winter. Can anyone recommend alternative routes that is safe and workable in 3 and half days? What are places I can prepare to stop on the road?
I have some light-snow driving experience back when living in Northeast but never driving in Central or Rocky Mountain regions before.
We plan to start from LA on 2/8 by my RAV4 (not 4-wheel drive...) and need to reach Minneapolis/St Paul before dark on 2/11 so we can move stuff into my new apartment in time! I wish this is not a crazy plan...Please help!