Colorado to Utah Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Colorado Springs to Ogden is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Colorado Springs, CO to Ogden, UT shipping lane is a 583 mile haul that takes more than 9 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Colorado to Utah ranges from a minimum of 65 miles and 1 hour from Fruita, CO to Thompson, UT, to over 955 miles and a minimum of 14 hours on the road from Campo, CO to Grouse Creek, UT. The shortest route from Colorado to Utah is along I-80 W traveling through Wyoming; however, there is a more southerly route that uses the I-70 W traveling through Utah instead.
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.
Almost all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
Colorado to Utah Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Colorado is largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, and Utah is mainly industrial, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Heavy Hauling Trucking services are also common from Colorado to Utah. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers 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.