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Old 11-16-2018, 03:43 PM   #1
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Maine to Park City Utah Mid December 2018

Looking for recommendations, Weather will dictate travel we will not drive in snow. We need to stop in Columbus Ohio but after that it is straight to Park City. Anyone traveled I-80 in December other than snow any concerns.
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Holy Crabs!!! I-80 across Wyoming can be the stuff of Nightmares. I drove it from SLC to Cheyenne roundtrip every other week. First, it's high altitude, above 5,000 in the flatlands and peaks higher. The wind blows constantly, usually east to west, but a lot of cross winds in there too. The blowing wind drifts the snow across the highway. It can be Really Cold, like 10 degrees, and the 35 knot blowing winds makes it Really, Really Cold. The Sisters near Evanston, and Elk Mountain east of Rawlins, are treacherous when they get snow. The highway actually closes when accident cleanup clogs the road. then you're stuck in freezing weather for God knows how long.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:10 PM   #3
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As mentioned, wind, blowing snow even when it hasn’t necessarily snowed recently, a lot of trucks, with the quality of drivers seeming to be decreasing lately, and Wyoming often sands large parts of the road with what some would call gravel. Keep cold weather gear handy in case they do close the road on you as you might be waiting quite awhile, and Wyoming can be colder than you might expect.
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That time of year I'd head south to I-10 to Phoenix and work your way to I-15 north. Stop and enjoy the Arizona sun! Is this trip just for skiing? If so, you could fly and save some headaches.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:15 AM   #6
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Looking for recommendations,

Weather will dictate travel we will not drive in snow.

We need to stop in Columbus Ohio but after that it is

straight to Park City.

Anyone traveled I-80 in December

other than snow any concerns.

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Lets see if I can answer the questions posed.--- As unlike most we have made the trip to the Rockies after Christmas.---

If it snows just locate a Camp site and hunker down - Been there done that. Filled with Fuel and Propane is critical, along with getting off the Highway early.---

Columbus is on I-70 so why not just take it? We avoid I-80 at all costs - Traffic - Trucks - more Traffic and More Trucks. Not to mention the road is not a good drive.(in non snow times we would take RT 36 but in Winter the I's are Smart)---

Map of the suggested drive (The route I'd Take) - https://binged.it/2BeeyWR--- No it's not just a get on the I's and go but for the Most part it is a route I have used year round - and the Roads are Cleared as soon as the snow stops. The Ski Resorts demand/require it.---

If you follow the route you will see a couple of semi/side runs - RT 6 out of Golden - Beautiful drive in/after the Snow, follows Clear Creek to Idaho Springs - is always cleared and in good condition because of the Casinos (BlackHawk and Central City) less traffic than I-70, beautiful and easy.

Then RT 9 out of Silverthorne to RT 40 another beautiful and Easy drive in the winter - RT 40 will go through Vernal and be Close to Dino NM just a thought then Follow RT 40 rith to the Backside of Park City.Rv Resort and campground - rv resort, rv campground, rv park is where we stay.---

Weather is the only real Concern - Be SMART - stay Filled with fuel and Propane - Keep a good Eye/Ear on the Weather - make the trip FUN - take the few side roads and see Colorado in it's Beautiful Winter Whites. Having done this trip and Enjoyed it - I can Honestly say - "With the right outlook this can be Really Fun"------

Hope this helps,

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Is this a round trip, a vacation trip? How many total days are you allotting for the trip? You’ve got 35-40 hrs minimum of driving to do. Is this a ”set the cruise, hot swap the drivers and get there ASAP” kind of trip?
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This is set the cruise to get to park city, but then a month to return via Arizona, Texas. Looks like I 70 will be our route out.
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