How can I map out the elevations between two cities?
July 8, 2011 11:21 AM Subscribe
How steep are the roads between Albuquerque, NM; Gallup, NM;
Zion National Park, UT; Las Vegas, NV; Yosemite National Park, CA; and San Jose, CA?
posted by jng to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
I'm in the middle of a roadtrip with some friends. Our car, a little Honda, is pretty loaded down with stuff since one of us is moving with all their worldly possessions. We were thinking of picking up one of our friends along the way, but we're concerned about the steepness of the roads in the latter half of our trip, particularly as we go across whatever mountainous regions are out west. We've been driving up some slight ascents (from NC to New Orleans) and the car has strained up them, but we're survived. Can someone figure out a way to map our trip to see if there are any ridiculously steep ascents between the cities I posted above? We're planning on taking the major freeways that are direct between the cities. Will our car just throw up its hands and die with an extra medium-sized passenger and his small bag of stuff? I've tried looking up tools for mapping elevations between routes, but no luck. Thanks for any help whatsoever!