Washington to Colorado Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Seattle to Denver is a very heavily traveled route.
The Seattle, WA to Denver, CO route is a 1,311 mile haul that takes more than 19 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Washington to Colorado ranges from 1,036 miles and 15 hours from the Kennewick, WA to Fort Collins, CO, and over 1,672 miles and a minimum of 25 hours on the road from Port Angeles, WA to Springfield, CO. The shortest route from Washington to Colorado is along I-84 E; however, there’s also a more northerly route that uses the I-90 E, traveling up through Spokane, WA and through Montana.
Washington State’s nickname, “The Evergreen State,” doesn’t do justice to the vast geography of this Pacific Northwestern state. Although lush rainforests do flourish in the central part of the state, glaciers, islands and fjords are part of the state’s Pacific Coast landscape, while the Cascade Mountain range is found in the drier, eastern area. Likewise, the rain that the Washington’s most populous city, Seattle, is known for is not typical of the whole state. A dry, semi-arid climate is found in the east, while the mountains are known for deep snows in the winter that make snow chains a November to April requirement for trucking and freight services operating in Washington State. Washington freight and shipping is concentrated in Seattle and along the coast, and Spokane is a smaller center for Washington freight and 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.
Washington to Colorado Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Washington and Colorado have booming agricultural and service industries, with many food processing and distribution centers, 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 Washington 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.