Idaho to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Boise to Colorado Springs is a very heavily traveled route.
The Boise, ID to Colorado Springs, CO shipping lane is a 884 mile haul that takes more than 12 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Idaho to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 246 miles and a minimum of 4 hours from Alton, ID to Dinosaur, CO, to over 1,373 miles and a minimum of 21 hours on the road from Bonners Ferry, ID to Campo, CO. The shortest route from Idaho to Colorado is along the I-84 E corridor; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses the I-70 E, passing through Price, UT and Grand Junction, CO.
One of America’s foremost agricultural states, Idaho is sparsely populated, but well connected. Bordered by Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Canada, the major cities of Idaho Falls and Boise are situated in the south-east and south-west of the state.
Despite its landlocked position, western Idaho has a primarily maritime climate, tempering the potential severity of the winter weather in this northern state. The south and east of the state have a semi-arid climate, similar to that of central states on the plains. Most of Idaho, particularly its center, is covered by forest. The major road networks serve the far south, north and east of the state, with the center and west relying primarily on state road networks.
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.
Idaho to Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Idaho and Colorado are mainly agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Idaho and Colorado 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.