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Old 09-18-2017, 06:38 PM   #1
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I am thinking about this route rather than I70. Driving a 40 coach with tow behind. Concerned about the width and grades. How is this drive. I just came through the Black Hills on 16 and then across WY to S UT.
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Go for it the loneliest road in America but no problem
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I am thinking about this route rather than I70. Driving a 40 coach with tow behind. Concerned about the width and grades. How is this drive. I just came through the Black Hills on 16 and then across WY to S UT.
Just drove it couple of weeks ago with 45 ft. mh with pickup toad. You won't set any speed records, but it's a nice drive.
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Goes over Monarch Pass, which is a pretty good pull. If you are not in a hurry and like plenty of curves, go for it.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:59 PM   #5
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Much more pleasant than taking I-70 and little traffic this time of year. Sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the drive. On your way stop for a visit at Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:53 PM   #6
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On your way stop for a visit at Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
https://www.nps.gov/cure/planyourvisit/boattour.htm
A little late this year but a good excursion.
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It is pretty good road. As mentioned you wont set any speed records. From Grand Junction to Montrose no issues at all. From Montrose to Monarch pass a few steep hills not long ones a few curves her and there. Monarch pass is your typical mountain pass a bit of a slog but nothing significant or out of hte ordinary for a high pass. From Monarch to Salida once down the pass nada. From Salida to Canon City for the most part you follow alongside the Arkansas river. No significant hills. In places you have curves but the road is good. Difficult to pass along the river as there are not many passing lanes not that you will be passing anyone. From Canon City to Pueblo no issues.
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We just made that trip 6 weeks ago with a 45' coach towing a Jeep Grand Cherokee with no problems. The climb up to Monarch Pass is a long one but very doable. The road is good and very scenic.

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