Hey everyone, I could really use some help, please!
I will be moving from Omaha, NE, to the San Bernardino area of Southern California, and I am unsure as to exactly what the best route to take is. Here are what I believe my options to be:
1)I-80 West through WY to I-15 South.
2)I-80 West through Denver, via 70/76, then to I-15 South.
3)I-29 South (or similar N/S highway) to I-40 West, to I-15 South.
(I hope these directions are intelligible enough for the sake of this discusion...!!)
And here are what I believe to be the most important criteria, in order of importance, and thus, the heart of my dilemma:
A)Interstate system suitability for a large, 22' box truck with a vehicle in tow (i.e. grades not TOO bad, don't wanna burn all my gas and upset alot of travelers behind me going 35mph uphill on the interstate!!!)
B)Shortest drive time (I would really like to complete this trip in only 2 days!!!)
C)Average amenities along the way suitable for a large truck (such as truck stops, etc... Probably not too much of a concern).
Basically, my question in a nutshell is this - is it better to travel the northern route (I-80 to I-15 through WY) even though it would be slightly longer in distance, or to cut through Denver en route to catch I-15? We would really like to see the southern rockies (I will be traveling with my small family, although hurriedly...), but I'm not sure if that drive is the best idea for a 22' rental truck towing a vehicle behind.
Please, help me!! We are leaving in a week, and I need to plan my Flying J stops. =)
Thank you very, very much in advance!!