Elevation from Tucson to Phoenix via San Tan Valley
Max elevation: 2370 ft / 722 m Min elevation: 1083 ft / 330 m Elevation change: 1287 ft / 392 m
Max grade: 1.1% Min grade: -1.7% Steepness score: 29 + 171 + 1044 + 4 = 1249
Distance: 135.21 mi / 217.6 km Travel Time: 2 hours 27 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Tucson to Phoenix. The "steepness" score is 1249 which is lower than the score of 2092 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 29 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 171 compared to 498. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 1044 vs 1561. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 4 vs 4. 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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