I don't believe you went there Dworwood.Dave I’m not sure where you’re getting 63 miles difference, we don’t go to Green River? The news Sunday night said it added 2 hours to go on I-70 to SLC from Green River and I wondered where they got their information from and then they said ”hitting I-15 near Beaver”? I guess if you went that way it would add 2 hours. Of course it adds that 25 minutes for me to go down 6 to Nephi so I wouldn’t do it but 70 is not a bad alternative if there is a wreck or heavy traffic on 6. The 12 minute difference in your figures from mapquest is the difference of going to Green River which we don't go to Green River, so the drive may be a little longer in mileage but real close in time because of speed limit difference. Just an FYI for those that may want to avoid highway 6 on a busy weekend. Truthfully I like the "not crowded" I-70 drive so it doesn't matter to me at all how people get to I-15.
1. Green River was just a reference point. If you choose to ignore the Green River stop, then subtract 1 mile from the equation. That will bring you to the Hwy 6 intersection of I-70
2. I was wondering how long it would take before someone realized I made a mathematical error of 6 miles in the calculations in distance. I take full blame on that one. Coffee hadn't reached the proper portions of my brain for proper math at that point that morning. lol
I'm not saying at all that the other route is a bad option. I'm just saying in the 5 years I've been travelling it commercially, I've NEVER had a delay on that Hwy 6. Always smooth sailing in both directions. Just going off my experience.
Now, if I wanted to be like my neighbors, I could take the "safer" route and be an extra 57 miles in a tow. That would be an easy, extra $300 miles.
For someone that is mileage based, HWY 6 makes that much more sense.
Honestly, it is your decision on what route to take to Lake Powell. End of story,.
That's what makes America great. Choices.
Myself, I choose Hwy 6 for many reasons. Who wants to live forever anyways. haha