On October 8th my daughter and I will leave SE Michigan en route to Glendale Arizona. We're taking the opportunity to visit Arches, Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks along the way. Stops in St. Louis (relatives), Denver then Arches, etc.
Whenever I map out a route from Denver to Arches using Google or otherwise, lately they have not sent me fully westbound on I-70. Instead it routes me south onto "91" then to 24 and onto route 82 before rejoining I-70. This adds a couple of hours to the drive.
Is there something I'm missing or is it seasonal closures. Previously the mapped route went straight through I-70. Now it does not.
As usual I'm sure weather may play a part in this re-route. I plan to be monitoring the weather and conditions at the time of travel, but I'm just wondering if I-70 is STILL an option even though the current mapping software won't allow me to use it.