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  1. If you are going to Duluth, I'd still take I-80...

    If you are going to Duluth, I'd still take I-80 to I-35. If you are towing, staying on Interstates would be best even though you can save 180 miles by taking the fastest (in good weather) route.
  2. Welcome to RTA! Well, for a southern route you...

    Welcome to RTA!

    Well, for a southern route you would have to go all the way down to I-40 or even I-10. You could even go north to I-90. Nothing is immune from winter weather, and you have to...
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    If you must drive, I'd recommend the following: ...

    If you must drive, I'd recommend the following:

    Cross the border at BC-11 Abbotsford/Sumas, take WA-9 and WA-542 to I-5.
    Take I-5 to I-405 to I-90.
    Stay on I-90 to Portage WI, then take WI-33 to...
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    I don't know about nicer and more scenic, but you...

    I don't know about nicer and more scenic, but you can make the drive on mostly non-Interstates by adding a few hours.

    Take I-25 north to Springer, get on US-56 east.
    At Hugoton KS, take KS-51...
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    Leaving for STL from exactly where? Los Alamos? ...

    Leaving for STL from exactly where? Los Alamos? US-285 to I-40 to I-44 is actually the fastest. Can be done in 2 days with an overnight in OKC.
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    You are going to have to go over some high passes...

    You are going to have to go over some high passes to go west from where you are, no matter what you do.

    US-24 has a couple between Colorado Springs and Salida. Going west from Alamosa, Wolf Creek...
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    From the CODOT website: Traction Law During...

    From the CODOT website:

    Traction Law
    During winter storms, or when conditions require, CDOT will implement the Traction Law. During a Traction Law, all motorists are required to have EITHER:
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    There are plenty of hotels in Colorado Springs. ...

    There are plenty of hotels in Colorado Springs. No specific recommendations. If you have a laptop or tablet, load up Google Maps and focus on the Colorado Springs area, then hit the Hotels button. ...
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    Gunnison is a bit more than halfway, but from a...

    Gunnison is a bit more than halfway, but from a scenery standpoint, that would be the best.

    I also recommended previously the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, it's a national park. It's actually...
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    If you leave the winter coat home, I'd bring a...

    If you leave the winter coat home, I'd bring a warm sweater and flannel shirts in addition to a leather jacket. Bring a stocking cap and gloves. It can get quite cold and windy at higher...
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    Colorado Springs to Grand Junction via...

    Colorado Springs to Grand Junction via US-24/US-285/US-50 is 300 miles. This is about 6 hours with no stops. In between, there are hotel options in Gunnison and Delta.
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    It looks like it's coming together. There are...

    It looks like it's coming together.

    There are plenty of hotels in the Colorado Springs area and in Grand Junction.

    Colorado Springs has the Garden of the Gods and the Air Force Academy. You...
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    The closest open lodging to the north rim is the...

    The closest open lodging to the north rim is the lodge in Jacob Lake. Otherwise, look at Kanab or Page. It can get cold everywhere you are going this time of year.

    If you are visiting the 5 Utah...
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    If you decide to see the Utah parks, get off I-70...

    If you decide to see the Utah parks, get off I-70 at Exit 214 in Utah and take UT-128 to Moab. See Arches and Canyonlands, then take US-191 back to I-70. Take that to Exit 149, take UT-24 to...
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    There's the "Big 5". Arches, Canyonlands,...

    There's the "Big 5". Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion. How many days *DO* you have to spare? This could easily take a whole week.
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    Green River is just before you enter the San...

    Green River is just before you enter the San Rafael Swell.

    If you want to take US-50, this is how I'd do it, assuming you have time on your hands.

    Take I-70 to Limon CO, then US-24 to Colorado...
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    If I-70 doesn't have weather issues, take it to...

    If I-70 doesn't have weather issues, take it to Green River UT, then US-191 to US-6 to I-15.

    875 miles, can be done in 2 days, suggest overnight in Beaver Creek (440 miles from Hays, 1 hotel,...
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    4 days if you leave the morning of the 28th and...

    4 days if you leave the morning of the 28th and arrive the evening of the 1st.
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    You are all responding to a post that was made 14...

    You are all responding to a post that was made 14 years ago.........

    I think ZeeBabar responded to the wrong thread, this person has a thread going on this in the winter section.
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    The route I suggested is actually the fastest...

    The route I suggested is actually the fastest way, if that makes a difference. You certainly could stay on I-70 through Colorado, but if the weather is not good it can get pretty hairy as it's a lot...
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    Take I-435 around the NE side of KC. At Nebraska...

    Take I-435 around the NE side of KC. At Nebraska City, take IA-2/NE-2 into Lincoln to US-77 to I-80.



    You can still do this. If you want to make this trip in 4 days, look at overnights:
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    Here is a map of the Great River Road: ...

    Here is a map of the Great River Road:

    https://experiencemississippiriver.com/10states/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/mrpc-map-2019.pdf

    Here are downloadable maps of the Natchez Trace Parkway:
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    The first route is all Interstate and has higher...

    The first route is all Interstate and has higher speed limits. Just try not to hit the DFW area in rush hour.
  24. They may not ship winter fluid to this person's...

    They may not ship winter fluid to this person's county/zip code if it's not on the list I linked. Even if they do, I think shipping is going to cost more than the fluid.

    I just searched Amazon -...
  25. If they are all-season tires you will be fine. ...

    If they are all-season tires you will be fine. You don't need full winter tires.

    I would not order washer fluid online. You can actually buy winter fluid in some parts of California:
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