What’s the best route from Los Angeles to Denver?

I’m taking a road trip with a few of my best buddies, and we’re planning to head to Denver from Los Angeles. What’s the best route from Los Angeles to Denver if we drive?

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Answer provided by
Maxine Boyko
Answered on May 10, 2022
That sounds like great fun—have a wonderful road trip! The best route to take from Los Angeles to Denver is to take I-15 N and I-70 E—totaling approximately 16 hours of driving time.
Here’s how to do it:
  • Merge onto US-101 S from Los Angeles via the ramp to I-10 E/I-5 S
  • Follow signs for I-10 E/San Bernardino and keep left for approximately 40 miles
  • Take exit 58A and merge onto I-15 N/Ontario Fwy (Toward Barstow/Las Vegas)
  • Stay on I-15 for approximately 462 miles
  • Take exit 132 for I-70 E toward Richfield/Denver
  • Continue onto I-70 E for about 492 miles
  • Take exit 261 for US-6 E/6th Avenue
  • Stay on US-6 E for eight miles
  • Take the exit onto I-25 N, then take exit 210A for US-40/US-287/Colfax Ave
  • Follow signs for downtown and enjoy your stay in Denver!
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