Is the commute from Boulder on 93 safe or dangerous?The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor. Report
Brenda Love Bennett PRO 2yrs+
Any two lane highway is less safe than a 4 lane divided highway like Highway 36, for example. Specifically, traveling in the same direction as other vehicles will always be safer than having vehicles traveling towards you. In addition, Highway 93 has a reputation for severe cross winds leading to white-outs during snowy weather. However, if you are a Green Bay Packer fan, "the packer bar" is located on 93 across from the abandoned Rocky Flats site. I've never been but I hear it's a hoot. I have also heard, during the summer on Friday nights, they have a Fish Fry with either Pike or Walleye for $10...FYI.
Logan Aal PRO 2yrs+
I drive 93 every day from Boulder to Arvada and I find it less dangerous than 36 to Denver. It can be windy and icy, but overall, it's a peaceful drive.
Tom Kahn PRO 2yrs+
More dangerous than 36, big crosswinds, sleepy tired drivers coming back from the mtns. Check with the Highway patrol and its numbers are not good.
Eric Edwards PRO 2yrs+
The drive has improved tremendously since 20 years ago. The road has wide lanes, good passing lanes where needed and mostly wide shoulders as well. As Heather said, sometimes the wind can get you, so use caution on high wind warning days and watch for ground blizzards and ice in the winter. Also, watch your speed, there are often speed traps in various locations. It is a senic drive as well.
Chris & Erin Ratay PRO 2yrs+
93 is safe and scenic, as long as there isn't icy conditions and/or high winds. In that case, we switch over to Indiana which is more protected. 93 has plenty of opportunities with dedicated passing lanes -- I see a lot more accidents on 36 then on 93.
I prefer driving 93 rather than the 36. Sometimes it does get very windy on 93 but it is a wide, well paved road.