Utah to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Salt Lake City to Denver is a major route for freight shipping services.
The Salt Lake City, UT to Denver, CO route is a 521 mile trip that takes a little over 8 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Utah to Colorado ranges from a minimum of 20 miles and 20 minutes from Jensen, UT to Dinosaur, CO, to over 866 miles and a minimum of 13 hours on the road from Park Valley, UT to Springfield, CO. The shortest route from Utah to Colorado is along the US-40 E; however, there’s also a more northern route that also uses the I-80 E which is actually faster traveling through Evanston, WY.
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.
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.
Utah to Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Utah is mainly industrial, and California largely agricultural, with food processing and food distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer as well as Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers. Utah and Colorado are also running a number of flatbed freight trucks and trailers and by the more common dry van trucks, and it’s an active route for heavy haul trucking as well.