Auto Transport by Region: The Southwest Mountain States
The region known as the Southwest Mountain States is actually a part of the larger Mountain States, one of nine geographic U.S. regions recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Mountain States are made up of eight U.S. states: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. These eight states have the highest mean elevations among all 50 states and the term “mountain states” derives from the fact that the Rocky Mountains runs right through all eight states as well (hence the highest mean elevation statistic). In this article we’ll be focusing on the more southern states: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Colorado, as these five form the Southwest Mountain States, a subdivision of the Mountain States region.
The Southwest Mountain States are actually a bit more poplar for auto transportation services, though it’s really not all that more popular – but enough to make a difference when it comes to pricing your shipment. The Southwest Mountain States have many more areas that are easily accessible and also more densely populated. Whereas a state like Montana’s largest city is Billings, home to just about 105,000 residents, Arizona has Phoenix, which is home to over 1.4 million residents and the sixth-largest city in the U.S. Colorado has Denver, New Mexico has Albuquerque and Nevada has Las Vegas – all cities with over 500,000 residents. Compare that to the largest cities in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, and you start getting the idea that the Southwest Mountain States have more people and will be easier to get to and from for auto transporters and customers alike.
The nice thing about the Southwest Mountain States is the fact that the interstate highways that run through them are actually popular interstate routes not just for commuters but also for auto transporters. Routes such as I-10, I-20, I-40, I-70 and I-80 all run through the Southwest Mountain States, and all of them are major east-west interstates that provide access to a variety of different areas of the United States. Though many areas of the Southwest Mountain states are arid and only sparsely inhabited, the fact remains that major cities within the Southwest Mountain region make shipping vehicles to or from the area that much easier than its northern counterparts. for more information about transportation to or from the Southwest Mountain States you can fill out our free online quote request form and get multiple free car transport quotes e-mailed to you within about an hour. You can also call our toll-free telephone number to speak to one of our live agents.