Max elevation: 4621 ft / 1409 m Min elevation: 214 ft / 65 m Elevation change: 4407 ft / 1343 m
Max grade: 2.2% Min grade: -1.7% Steepness score: 27 + 224 + 941 + 41 = 1232
Distance: 1271.89 mi / 2046.91 km Travel Time: 18 hours 25 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from El Paso to Dallas. The "steepness" score is 1232 which is lower than the score of 2168 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 27 vs 47 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 224 compared to 285. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 941 vs 1815. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 41 vs 20. 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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