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  1. Default Driving from Atlanta to Colorado

    I was wondering if anyone had any advice on doing a trip from Atlanta Georgia to Colorado and where would you recommend staying halfway through the trip overnight?

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    Welcome to RTA!

    Where in Colorado and when will you be making this trip?

    Just so you know, from Atlanta to just about anywhere in Colorado shouldn't be attempted in only 2 days, it's just a bit too far to do that safely.

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    We were going to drive straight through and swap drivers because there will be two of us, but we did decide to stay overnight midway. We will be staying at Copper Mountain. It will be March 25th 2020.

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    Default Two Overnights

    Anything over 550 miles per day is getting to be unsafe on a multi-day (including a 'simple' two day) drive. That is despite whatever your computer-based mapping routine is telling you. Reasonable stopping points from Atlanta would be St. Louis and WaKeeney KS (at the junction of I-70 and US-283 with three lodging options for $65-71). That would put Copper Mountain within 6 hours on your third day. Two drivers is not a help unless one of you can have an isolated cabin with a lay-flat bed.Ttrying to add 3 hours driving to each of your first two days is unsafe and would be illegal if you were professional long-haul drivers.

    AZBuck

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    Thank you but we will be driving it in two days. But I appreciate all the advice. If you have two drivers you can definitely do this trip Safely in two days, each of us drive five hours a day. My only question is what would be a good place to stop midway and stay the night and maybe check out some fun stuff to do as well!? We were thinking Kansas City but I know thatís a very boring place to go so I was trying to see if anyone has suggestions for some more funner to go

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    If you have two drivers you can definitely do this trip Safely in two days, each of us drive five hours a day.
    Five hours a day, for 10 hours a day total? That's 20 hours, which won't even get you to Colorado, much less Copper Mountain. Your math is way off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    Five hours a day, for 10 hours a day total? That's 20 hours, which won't even get you to Colorado, much less Copper Mountain. Your math is way off.
    Itís 21 hours. Lol so not really...ok we drive 6 hours each a day, better?

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    No, that's not better. It's 1500 miles. In order to do that in 21 hours, you will have to average over 70 mph, which is not possible. When you add in food, bathroom and gas stops, and account for traffic and construction delays, you will be lucky to average much over 55 mph.

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    Sorry, I don't imagine you will appreciate my advice any more than the advice of others, but your plans are completely based in a virtual reality, and not grounded in the real world at all.

    If you are very lucky, and see virtually perfect conditions in regards to traffic, construction, and weather, and keep your stops to the bare minimum, you might be able to cover this in 25 hours. As others have stated the idea that you could do this is 20 hours is even more optimistic than the fantasy times provided by online mapping programs.

    Yes, 25+ hours is too far (way too far in fact) for 2 people to safely drive in 2 days. It's pretty clear that you're going to disregard safety and push on anyway - and if that's the case worrying about if a city for your overnight stop is "boring" is beyond pointless - you'll need a place to stop for sleep and that's it. You certainly wouldn't have time to go out on the town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayladolly5277 View Post
    Itís 21 hours. Lol so not really...ok we drive 6 hours each a day, better?
    Iím not a guru here, just someone who loves this website, so I doubt if you will listen to me either. I saw your maps time, 20 hours, 40 minutes. How long will it take you to stop for gas? For meals? For restroom breaks? Add those times in on top of that. Also, google ďI-70 snow March ColoradoĒ and read what it says about potential snowstorms and road closures. Colorado gets a lot of snow in March, then figure that extra time to slow down for snow to your 21 hour time. You have plenty of time now to get more realistic about this trip. Please listen to these great gurus here!

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