AAA predicts about 1.6 percent more residents in mountain states will take trips this Memorial Day weekend compared with last year. AAA expects about 2.5 million residents of Montana, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming to travel at least 50 miles over the holiday, mostly by car.

The travel group's forecast released yesterday shows the average mountain states family of four will spend $652 over the weekend and travel about 677 miles.