We are a family of 4 on the tail end of a 2 week road trip/move from Virginia to San Luis Obispo. We are staying at relatives in Avon, CO and had planned on driving down on I70. A rock slide has closed this and it turns out we need to stop by Sacramento to pick up 2 cats (as if driving with 2 dogs wasn't enough).
Has anyone gotten to Salt Lake City on route 40? It looks like it would take about 8 hrs from here. Our other options seem to be to take a 200 mile detour to rejoin I70 in Glenwood Springs through Craig, CO; go south and over Monarch Pass to route 50 and rejoin I70 to Grand Junction; or drive back 2 hrs or so to Denver and hit I25 to I80 in Wyoming.
Any advice? We are not afraid of an adventure but do have an older car.
As soon as someone can help, the better. We need to leave in the AM.
Thanks so much,