Elevation from Albuquerque to Phoenix via San Angelo (Texas)
Max elevation: 7012 ft / 2137 m Min elevation: 1083 ft / 330 m Elevation change: 5929 ft / 1807 m
Max grade: 3.2% Min grade: -2.6% Steepness score: 66 + 323 + 1700 + 43 = 2132
Distance: 1341.58 mi / 2159.07 km Travel Time: 19 hours 42 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Albuquerque to Phoenix. The "steepness" score is 2132 which is lower than the score of 7366 for the direct route. A lower score means the route is likely to be flatter, but you should also check with other travelers to find out if the roads might be more difficult. If we break down the score into components, the first part is the average elevation score, which is 66 vs 98 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 323 compared to 967. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 1700 vs 6287. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 43 vs 13. All of these components make up the total score that we use to determine which route has greater steepness and elevation change to give you an idea of waypoints that might lead to the flattest route.
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Elevation data comes from different sources and may not reflect true
driving conditions, so talk to other RVers if you're concerned about
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