California to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; the route from Los Angeles to Denver is a heavily traveled route.
The Los Angeles, CA to Denver, CO route is a 1,016 mile haul that takes more than 14 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from California to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 565 miles and 8 hours from Mountain Pass, CA to Grand Junction, CO, and over 1,394 miles and a minimum of 22 hours on the road from Crescent City, CA to Sterling, CO. The shortest route from California to Colorado is along I-70 E; but there is a more southerly route that uses the I-40 E traveling through Albuquerque, NM.
California is a large, densely populated state, especially along the Pacific Coast where the San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas link northern, central and southern California. For the most part, California has a pleasant and mild climate. It’s hotter and drier in the south, and the north is colder in the winter and wetter in the summer. With mountains in the east and hills in the west, along the coast, it’s is a beautiful state to drive through, but it can be demanding for California truckers. Many truckers would say that California’s greatest challenges lie in its diesel regulations and traffic congestion.
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.
California to Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since California and Colorado is largely agricultural we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailers and trucks, but they are both also industrial, with service industries, and many food processing and distribution centers, so we also see shipments by flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both California 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.