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Elevation from Chicago to Los Angeles

Elevation (ft)02,2004,4006,6008,80011,000
Grade %-5-4-3-2-1012345
Max elevation: 10673 ft / 3253 m
Min elevation: 285 ft / 87 m
Elevation change: 10388 ft / 3166 m
Max grade: 4.1%
Min grade: -4.8%
Steepness score: 60 + 484 + 2947 + 65 = 3556
Distance: 2015.07 mi / 3242.94 km
Travel Time: 29 hours 26 mins

  Difficulty% Grade
Very Difficult>20%
It looks like one possible route that might be flatter would be to go through San Antonio, but make sure you double check everything if you're planning a road trip. Elevation data comes from different sources and may not reflect true driving conditions, so talk to other RVers if you're concerned about steep grades.

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If you're planning to drive in the winter and you want to avoid snow, check the road conditions from Chicago to Los Angeles. You can also view a 3-D map of Chicago elevation or Los Angeles elevation.

These are some of the possible highways along this route. Use the GPS in your car to verify all driving directions. If you're looking for campgrounds along the way, search for RV parks between Chicago and Los Angeles.

I-88153 mi / 246 km
I-80660 mi / 1062 km
I-76186 mi / 299 km
I-70502 mi / 808 km
I-15471 mi / 758 km
San Bernardino Fwy42 mi / 68 km