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    I am doing a favor for my mother in law and driving her Dad's vehicle from Alaska to Vegas since he is being moved there out of the cold of Alaska at the end of July. Online map sites has me driving through Alberta BC, down through Montana, Idaho, Utah, and finally into Las Vegas. Does this sound like the shortest and / or shortest rout, or should I shoot down through B.C. and come down through Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada? Im on a bit of a time crunch, so speed is my thing. Any suggestions would be great, as well as good stoping locations along the way for good eats!

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    Default go east

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    The distance is actually shortest to go down through Alberta and then I-25 and I-15. You'll save yourself 250 miles compared to going back west to I-5. Plus, I believe the roads via Alberta are a little more heavily traveled compared to the route to BC - although I can't say that for certain.

    Regardless, you're looking at close to a 3500 mile trip, which I wouldn't recommend trying to cover in less than 6 or 7 days.

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    Lucky for me I have a rest point pretty much half way during the drive, my mother in law has a farm in just outside of Grand Prarrie, Alberta so I already plan to stop there for a day to rest up. I have done the drive from Alaska to Grand Prarie Alberta in 2 very long 15 hour days. Its rough on the body but I would rather have a few long days, then many shorter days behind the wheel.

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    That's going to be a heck of a drive. What's the cost of gas up there?

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