Colorado to Montana Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Colorado Springs to Billings is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Colorado Springs, CO to Billings, MT route is a 622 mile trip that takes a little over 29 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Colorado to Montana ranges from a minimum of 431 miles and 7 hours from Loveland, CO to Lodge Grass, MT, to over 1,271 miles and a minimum of 19 hours on the road from Trinidad, CO to Troy, MT. The shortest route from Colorado to Montana is along the I-90 W; however, there’s also a more eastern route that also uses the I-25 N traveling through Cheyenne, WY instead of Rock River, WY.
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.
Named after the Spanish for “mountainous country,” Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, many of which form part of the Rocky Mountains in the west of the state. Its unofficial nickname, Big Sky Country, refers to the huge expanses of flat open plains in the eastern part of Montana, which provide fertile ground for agriculture and ranching and cover 60% of the state’s territory.
The major cities of Montana include Missoula to the east, Billings in the south and Great Falls. State capital Helena, Butte and Bozeman are also major population centers. Thanks to its size, geography and the Continental Divide, the weather in Montana can vary dramatically. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the US was in Montana (-70ºF) and the valleys and mountains can attract fog that is difficult for even experienced Montana trucking companies to navigate.
Colorado to Montana Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Colorado and Montana are mainly agricultural, with manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Colorado and Montana are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for heavy haul freight shipments, as well.