Since this is my first post at Roadtrip America, let me start by saying Hello. ; )
I will be moving from LA to Denver the first week in May and I was wondering if I could get some advice about the best route to take at this time of year.
Would it be better to do the Vegas-Utah-Colorado route at this time of year or the Phoneix-New Mexico-Colorado route? Things I should point out are the fact that I am driving with a car full of my belongings and I have not driven in snow before (is is possible that it may still be snowing the first week of May?). I would like to do the drive in two days with only 1 overnight stop, if possible, is it or is that too much driving for one person in such a short time?
Additonally, if anyone has made this type of trip with a full car of stuff that you don't trust to the movers, would you mind suggesting how you handled the overnight in a hotel thing? Did you lug everything into the hotel with you, or leave it in the car and cross your fingers everything would be safe. And speaking of safe, any hotel suggestions for the trip would be wonderful too.
Last question, do I need to buy snow chains for the trip, or will it be safe without them at this time of the year?
Thank you so much. ; )