Elevation from Phoenix to Pittsburgh via San Antonio
Max elevation: 4744 ft / 1446 m Min elevation: 177 ft / 54 m Elevation change: 4567 ft / 1392 m
Max grade: 1.9% Min grade: -1.1% Steepness score: 29 + 186 + 832 + 80 = 1128
Distance: 2478.53 mi / 3988.8 km Travel Time: 35 hours 52 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Phoenix to Pittsburgh. The "steepness" score is 1128 which is lower than the score of 2021 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 29 vs 46 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 186 compared to 355. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 832 vs 1554. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 80 vs 66. 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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