Arizona to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; the route from Phoenix to Denver is a heavily traveled route.
The Phoenix, AZ to Denver, CO route is a 821 mile haul that takes more than 13 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Arizona to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 90 miles and under 2 hours from the Rock Point area of North Eastern Arizona to the Southwestern corner of Colorado in Cortez, and over 1,055 miles and a minimum of 16 hours on the road from Yuma, Arizona to Fort Collins, CO. The shortest route from Arizona to Colorado is along Highway 160 because Arizona and Colorado are part of the four corners, an area at which the corners of four states meet at a single location.
Arizona is one of the “four corners” states and home to the Grand Canyon. It shares one point with Colorado and borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California. It also shares a 389-mile-long border with the country of Mexico. The southern part of the state is known for its desert climate, while the northern part has dense forests with variable weather. More than half of the state is made up of mountains, valleys and plateaus, with slightly over 12,500 feet between its highest and lowest points. The diverse climate and scenery draw an astounding number of people to the state each year, making tourism one of Arizona’s top industries. The Phoenix Metropolitan area is the most densely populated part of the state, and it is home to 65 percent of the state’s residents. Tucson and Flagstaff are also centers for Arizona freight and trucking.
Thanks in part to its high elevation, Colorado’s weather patterns are largely dictated by the terrain of mountains and valleys, as well as arid plains. Its climate is generally semi-arid, with an alpine climate in the high mountains. Extreme weather is not uncommon, with heavy hailstorms and thunderstorms. Wildfires have become an increasingly severe problem, thanks to prolonged high temperatures and droughts in the plains.
The I-70 cuts across Colorado from east to west. Colorado trucking companies frequently carry goods along this route internally, connecting Fort Collins to Pueblo via Denver and Boulder. Colorado freight companies traveling east to west on I-70 (or northwest on I-76) also travel through the state capital of Denver in transit between Utah and Kansas. Colorado is well served by a network of state roads cutting through forests and the Rocky Mountains.
Arizona and Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Arizona’s Industries are more industrial than agricultural, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Colorado is more agricultural, with food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailers and trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Arizona and Colorado are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for flatbed freight shipments, as well.