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Old 05-23-2012
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Question I-15 thru Idaho to Montana??

Planning a possible route from Park City, Utah back thru idaho on I-15 to Montana - - How is the grade etc.? on I-15. Hard to tell on maps,, etc.
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Ed, I drove from I-80 up to Dillon with my 83 a couple years ago. Don't recall any pucker problems.
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Planning a possible route from Park City, Utah back thru idaho on I-15 to Montana - - How is the grade etc.? on I-15. Hard to tell on maps,, etc.
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Ed,

Nothing real difficult as I can remember. If you haven't seen enough planes in your lifetime your route will take you right by I-15 exit 339 for the Hill Aerospace Museum near Ogden, Utah. From the Interstate you can't miss the planes lined up outside, especially this C-124 that I used to work on back in the 60's.


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John,
We'll stop there.Ed
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About the steepest grade you'll encounter is "Parley's Canyon" but if you're coming from Park City, you'll be going DOWN the hill, not up it. Great time to exercise the retarder. If you want to avoid "Parleys" you can take I-84 which follows the rail road line and isn't as steep. I-84 comes out in Ogden and cuts off Salt Lake City. Highway from Ogden to Montana is pretty tame by western-pass standards you shouldn't have any problems.

If you find yourself spending a night in Salt Lake City, let me know and I'll be glad to be your tour guide, or at least share a beverage of your choice.
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John,
Have climbed Parley's Canyon before - it's a LONGIE!!!
Don't expect a problem going down. Was more curious about I-15 Pocatello thru Butte. We've been to SLC a few times and Antelope Island. Considered taking 80/84 loop to the east towards Roy cuz we haven't been that way after 80 goes to WY. Traffic in SLC i remember was not real fun.
But it is shorter!
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Ed
Take 80 t0 84 you will miss all the fun of going into Salt Lake traffic.
There is a nice campground in Ogden 1 mile west of I-15, Sue and I stayed there 2 years ago all their shore power is 50 Amps. Have fun.
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John,
Have climbed Parley's Canyon before - it's a LONGIE!!!
Don't expect a problem going down. Was more curious about I-15 Pocatello thru Butte. We've been to SLC a few times and Antelope Island. Considered taking 80/84 loop to the east towards Roy cuz we haven't been that way after 80 goes to WY. Traffic in SLC i remember was not real fun.
But it is shorter!
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Personally I didn't find the traffic in the Salt lake City area all that bad and no where near as bad as Atlanta or even Charlotte, it all depends on what time you go through and I was doing this in my 'Bird pulling the trailer with a slow CAT 3208NA.

If you decide to do the I-80 to I--84 then through Weber canyon the exit to the Aerospace Museum will be I-84 exit #81 turn left at end of ramp onto West Riverdale Road (UT. 26) take ramp onto I-15 South get off at I-15 Exit #338 turn left at end of ramp go under I-15 go straight into the Museum area 68.33 miles from Park City and what appears to be a lot of construction.

Personally I would just take I-15 out of Salt Lake City to the museum 66.3 miles from Park City, it looks like the I-15 construction is for the most part south of Salt lake City.

Check out I-80 construction in Utah http://www.udot.utah.gov/renovate-I-80/

Check out I-84 construction in Utah http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100g:0:::1:T,V:3522

Check out I-15 construction in Utah http://www.i15core.utah.gov/getting_around.php
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There is a long standing covenant in the right-of-way deed that some part of I-15 MUST be under construction at all times. And of course summer is orange-barrel season here in Utah. The construction barrels are in full bloom.

The worst part of I-15 construction this year is to the south of Salt Lake City. Down in Utah county (20-miles south of Salt Lake City) it's terrible, expect narrow lanes, and long delays if you're traveling at heavy use times.

To the North on I-15 there is just one little stretch under construction right by the aerospace museum where they are working on expanding the shoulder on the north-bound lanes it isn't too bad through there, unless you're right at rush-hour traffic, or this next weekend because there is an air-show at Hill-Field.
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Changing our route - - - we're flexible. We'll be in Park City for a coupla days, then around to Ogden then to Rexburg for a week or so using CG as base for meandering Idaho and hopping over to Jackson Hole and other.. then doubling back thru SLC into the God's country in Utah - Any Utah suggestions besides national parks appreciated.
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