I need to travel to El Paso, TX in the next week because my husband has a court appearance there. I will be a female traveling alone in an untrustworthy car (it's really old) and would prefer a road that doesn't have very many hills. Googlemaps.com showed me a couple of options for this journey. Is I-84 E or I-5 a better idea?
What is I-84 E to El Paso (through Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico) like? If it's more scenic, maybe I'll do it on the way back. For now I am mostly concerned with road conditions, hills, availability of service stations, and avoiding high temperatures that might overheat my car!
Please let me know your advice on which route is likely to be:
a. the safest
b. the quickest
c. less rush hour traffic
d. less mind-numbing (boring!) to drive
e. more hilly or windy curves
f. more service stations in case run into trouble
g. better with temperatures (in late September)
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I should point out that I'm driving because I'm also thinking of moving there for a month or two, and I've been told that I need a car to get around to certain areas that are more desolate and don't have access to public transportation.