i am moving from los angeles to chicago and am driving my '96 geo prizm out there over a 5-day memorial day weekend. i'm spending friday night in las vegas (i've never been and need to go before i leave LA) and i'm staying with a friend in omaha on monday night. that leaves saturday, sunday, and monday during the day to make it from las vegas to omaha.
i'm going to drop about $800 into my car to do whatever the guys at the shop tell me to do so that my car makes it safely to chicago and will function when i get there. still, i'm worried about her since she's an old compact car.
my question is this: how demanding is I-70 through the colorado rockies? should i be worried about that stretch and go a different route? if so, would it be better to do I-80 above the colorado rockies (and is this really "above them at all?) or I-40 below them?
thanks for any insight!!!