Elevation from San Diego to Denver via Gallup

Elevation (ft)-1,0008002,6004,4006,2008,000
Grade %-6-4-20246
Max elevation: 7627 ft / 2325 m
Min elevation: -42 ft / -13 m
Elevation change: 7669 ft / 2338 m
Max grade: 5.6%
Min grade: -5.1%
Steepness score: 79 + 556 + 3811 + 39 = 4485
Distance: 1223.32 mi / 1968.74 km
Travel Time: 18 hours 5 mins

  Difficulty% Grade
Very Difficult>20%
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from San Diego to Denver. The "steepness" score is 4485 which is lower than the score of 7198 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 79 vs 80 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 556 compared to 561. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 3811 vs 6522. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 39 vs 35. 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 San Diego to Denver elevation profile. If you're planning to drive in the winter and you want to avoid snow, check the road conditions from San Diego to Denver. You can also view a 3-D map of San Diego elevation or Denver 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 San Diego and Denver.

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