Elevation from Chicago to Springfield (Illinois) via Urbana (Illinois)

Elevation (ft)500580660740820900
Grade %-2-1012
Max elevation: 807 ft / 246 m
Min elevation: 537 ft / 164 m
Elevation change: 269 ft / 82 m
Max grade: 1.1%
Min grade: -1.2%
Steepness score: 12 + 124 + 816 + 7 = 960
Distance: 225.66 mi / 363.16 km
Travel Time: 3 hours 36 mins

  Difficulty% Grade
Very Difficult>20%
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Chicago to Springfield (Illinois). The "steepness" score is 960 which is lower than the score of 1365 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 12 vs 12 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 124 compared to 200. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 816 vs 1147. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 7 vs 7. 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.
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. For alternate routes, check the main Chicago to Springfield (Illinois) elevation profile. If you're planning to drive in the winter and you want to avoid snow, check the road conditions from Chicago to Springfield (Illinois). You can also view a 3-D map of Chicago elevation or Springfield (Illinois) 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 Springfield (Illinois).

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