Michigan to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; the route from Grand Rapids to Colorado Springs is a heavily traveled route.
The Grand Rapids, MI to Colorado Springs, CO route is a 1,235 mile haul that takes more than 18 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Michigan to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 891 miles and 13 hours from Bridgman, MI to Julesburg, CO, and over 1,776 miles and a minimum of 27 hours on the road from Mackinaw City, MI to Cortez, CO. The shortest route from Michigan to Colorado is along the I-80 W; but there is a more southerly route that uses I-70 W that travels through Topeka, KS and Springfield, IL.
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is made up of two peninsulas surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Southeast Michigan, the most densely populated part of the state, is home to the Detroit Metro Area and the American automotive industry. Further north, there’s lumber, mining and furniture manufacturing. Michigan borders Ontario, Canada to the east and north, across lakes Huron and Superior. Indiana and Ohio are to the south, and Illinois and Wisconsin are to the west, across Lake Michigan. Detroit is approximately 300 miles east of Chicago and 250 miles west of Toronto, Canada. Michigan is warm and humid in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter. Michigan’s climate sometimes causes delays in 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.
Michigan to Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Michigan is mainly industrial, and Colorado is mostly agricultural, with many manufacturing and distribution centers throughout, we see plenty of shipments by Flatbed as well as by Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers. Our more common dry van trucks in both Michigan 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.