Roadtrip from Salt lake to st. louis!!!

Old Nov 17th, 2010, 06:08 PM
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Roadtrip from Salt lake to st. louis!!!

Hello All!!! Well this is my first time posting on here so thanks in advance for any help! Well I am going to be driving on a roadtrip from Salt lake city utah to St. louis Mo at the end of november/begining of december. I was just wondering if about a couple things and I hope you guys can help. First there are a couple routes i was wondering the pros and cons of each seeing that it might be snowing i was thinking of taking 70 the whole way. But going north and taking 80 then going 70 is a faster route. Any help with weather condiations would be a great help. I also wondering cool places to see on the way there. Like any historical places or cool things to see thought i wouldnt have the chance to see otherwise. ( like biggest roll of string, or the house where a president grew up) things like that. Also if there are any hole in the wall places to eat, or great truck stops I shouldnt pass up, things like that. Thanks for any help you can give me, and I hope to have a long, but FUN roadtrip ahead of me. HAPPY TRAVELS!
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I'd suggest you wait to decide on a route until just before your trip. Weather will be the primary consideration. All other things being equal, I'd favor the US-6 to I-70 route as by far the most scenic.

Regarding historical sites, Georgetown, Colorado is just 3-4 miles west of the junction of US-6 and I-70, was the first capitol of Colorado, has a well restored Victorian area, and is gorgeous in the Christmas season.

Just a little further east on I-70, off the Lookout Mountain exit, you'll find Buffalo Bill's grave site and a small museum dedicated to him. The museum is not as extensive as the one in Cody but is still interesting.
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If you do take 70 and it isn't snowing, in eastern Utah go to Arches and Canyonlands, at least for a drive through. The entrance to Arches is just about a half hour south of the highway and it is spectacular, do a bit of hiking if the weather is nice.

The scenery along this route is wonderful, so do enjoy the trip.
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If you take I-70, you will be going right by Abilene, Kansas and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.

And you will also be going through Independence, Missouri with the Truman Home and Presidential Library.

I stopped at these a few years back and found them fascinating.
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Old Dec 6th, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Thanks for the reply's. I took the Hwy-6 to I-70. It was great views. A little snowy over vail but other then that it was great. One thing I liked alot was driving through the tunnels in the mountains. It was kinda cool knowing you were driving through a mountain. Buffalo Bill gravesite was pretty cool. Thanks for the suggestion. I am currently in denver so all is well. Im excited for the truman house next. I will keep doing updates. Thanks again for the suggestions!
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There are many good stops near I-70 as you cross Kansas. For example, check out the Castle Rock badlands or the Sternberg Museum of Natural History

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