My husband and I are doing a speed trip to NYC from Los Angeles, making a stop in Lombard, IL to visit family. We are leaving the day after tomorrow - even though Saturday is not the best day to start a road trip or drive through Las Vegas. :)
We are taking the 15 to the 70 to the 76 to the 80. The problem is that I am terrified of mountain driving.
I know it is supposed to be beautiful, but just how dangerous is it to drive through the Rockies? I also wondered how early we will encounter the Rocky Mountains on this route. Will we begin to see them in Utah or Colorado?
Any help or feedback from those who have driven this route before would be appreciated!