Elevation from Phoenix to Peoria (Arizona) via Surprise (Arizona)
Max elevation: 1243 ft / 379 m Min elevation: 1015 ft / 309 m Elevation change: 228 ft / 70 m
Max grade: 3.4% Min grade: -3.1% Steepness score: 20 + 341 + 3211 + 1 = 3574
Distance: 38.36 mi / 61.73 km Travel Time: 59 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Phoenix to Peoria (Arizona). The "steepness" score is 3574 which is lower than the score of 4943 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 20 vs 23 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 341 compared to 1009. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 3211 vs 3911. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 1 vs 1. 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.