Looking for a way to avoid mountains on a long road trip? Find alternate routes that are smoother and explore ways to bypass the Rocky Mountains or cut through on major highways. An easier drive will have less elevation change and avoid small roads that may climb to high altitude.
Google maps can show you the elevation for a bike route, but if you're planning a cross country road trip in an RV, you may want to explore the flattest travel routes across America in any state or country. Check out the flattest state in the U.S.
You can also use this site to find the highest elevation point in any city, state, or country. Check the "steepness" score to find interesting uphill hikes to summit, hilly streets to drive, or the fastest downhill mountain biking trails.
If you prefer a steady path without steep grades, use the flat route finder to get the least elevation change. Create an elevation map for your next trip. If you're not driving, switch to the flattest cycling route or the flattest route for running.
If you're driving south, you can research the flattest route from Michigan to Florida, the flattest route from Washington to Texas, or the flattest route from Ohio to Florida. If you're driving across America, try some of the alternate routes to find the elevation from Chicago to Los Angeles or the flattest route from Albuquerque to Phoenix. You can also check your current elevation.
Also check out the Flattest Route demo video by Creativity RV. Thanks Robin!