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Old 04-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Tucson to Salt Lake City Route

Looking for recommendations on good routes from Tucson to Salt Lake City. Specifically like routes without too many mountain grades. Thanks.
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Don't know if a route exists without some climbibg involved , just remembered that the road north from Flagstaff through Page AZ had a huge landslide in early March and there may still be a long detour in that area, and the new bridge at the Bolder Dam is subject to high winds , and very often has travel warnings for trucks and RVs.
Tucson - Quartzite- Lake Havasu City- Needles- Las Vegas- Salt Lake City on the freeway would be my choice.
CA. 95 from I-40 to the NV border is rough but less climb than NV 163 out of Bullhead City.
NOTE: Needles CA. is the most expensive fuel in CA. make sure you don't plan there as a fuelstop.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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I drove this route in my class c in the past three weeks. It's faster with longer therefore easier grades using I 15 north from Las Vegas. However I enjoy the Flagstaff/89 route more. The detour, through Tuba City around the slide just south of Page is about an extra hour of travel on a very good two lane road. 89 has a major climb from Kanab to Mt Carmel Junction. Just shifted down one gear and went. Enjoy the trip either way.
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You might try I-10 to Phoenix, 101 to US60 to Wickenburg where you get on US93 and follow it to Vegas then I-15 to SLC.
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I10, I17, SR74, I93, I15 would have to be the flattest route.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #6
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Thanks to all for the info...great to have options.
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When driving up to Wyoming with a friend to see her mother, we take I-17 to Flagstaff, then 89 through Page (89A is shorter but traffic is worse and we need the pitstop in Page) then on to Kanab we then jump to I-15 just north of Panguitch (the Flying M cafe in Panguitch is a great place to eat as is Nedra's Mexican food in Kanab). I don't know when we will make that trip again since last summer we scattered her Mom's ashes.
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