Elevation from Lansing (Michigan) to Ann Arbor via Howell (Michigan)
Max elevation: 1015 ft / 309 m Min elevation: 775 ft / 236 m Elevation change: 240 ft / 73 m
Max grade: 4.4% Min grade: -4% Steepness score: 17 + 443 + 3197 + 2 = 3659
Distance: 67.65 mi / 108.87 km Travel Time: 1 hours 11 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Lansing (Michigan) to Ann Arbor. The "steepness" score is 3659 which is lower than the score of 4298 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 17 vs 17 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 443 compared to 748. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 3197 vs 3531. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 2 vs 2. 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.