The July 4th trip will begin on Thursday afternoon; gas price at the highest for seven years

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – If you’re traveling for the July 4th weekend, you’ll be joined by a lot of people on the roads. 11 News has all the details on gas prices and travel impacts for your Independence Day weekend.

Gas Prices in Colorado:

If you’re planning on traveling around the state, you’ll find a Thursday gas price map below.

Colorado Gas Prices 7/1/2021(AAA Colorado)

According to AAA, El Paso County and the Denver area have roughly average gas prices going into the fourth weekend, while gas in the mountains is more expensive.

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Colorado is 96 cents higher than a year ago, with an average gasoline price of $ 3,427 per gallon in 2021 and $ 2,465 in 2020.

Gas prices throughout the country:

If you plan to travel out of state, below is a Thursday gas price map.

Gas prices throughout the country 1/7/2021
Gas prices throughout the country 7/1/2021(AAA)

According to AAA, western parts of the country, including Colorado, have above-average gas prices heading into the fourth weekend, while gas in the Midwest and southern parts of the country is cheaper.

The average price of gasoline per gallon across the country is 94 cents higher than a year ago, with an average gasoline price of $ 3.123 per gallon in 2021 and $ 2.179 in 2020.

AAA said the gas was the most expensive for seven years. Experts believe prices have yet to plateau and will continue to climb until August.

Travel time :

AAA Colorado has said holiday weekend trips will likely begin Thursday afternoon, when travelers mingle with business commuters. Drivers can expect double the journey time until around Monday.

“Denver is the third most popular destination for travelers, so we’ll be seeing a lot of people from outside Colorado visiting us, especially going up into the mountains and trying to escape the heat a bit,” Cassie said. Tanner from AAA. Colorado.

For more information on road conditions and traffic impacts in Colorado, click here for the CDOT website.

For more information on the impacts of air travel through Denver, click here for the DIA website.

For more information on the impacts of air travel through Colorado Springs, click here for COS airport website.

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