I was wondering what type of road conditions could be expected on Highway 40 through Arizona and New Mexico, particularly mountainous driving.
I am having a debate with my group of travelers as to what car to use and which route to take. We can either take a 2000 VW station wagon or a 2006 Ford Explorer. We are also debating on either taking highway 40 through NM and AZ, or 70 through Colorado and Utah.
We are going to the Rose Bowl so we will need to arrive by the 31st. We are thinking of leaving either the 29th or 28th.
The key issue is type of car and the way we pass the mountains. I have a little mountain driving experience but not in winter and not in the Rockies. We all have a lot of snow driving experience being from WI. The issue is safety not speed, we are willing to go out of the way to find a safer path through the mountains.
An help would be greatly appreciated.