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Old 03-07-2016, 01:54 PM   #1
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I am heading for Pagosa Springs Colorado this summer and was interested in the easiest way to get there in a 42 foot class A diesel. Headed from Oklahoma
Never been in the mountains with the RV
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Not knowing exactly where you're departing from, I'd recommend that you head over to Santa Fe, NM on I-40, then turn north on highway 84 through Santa Fe.

That's the route where you will not run into mountain passes. There are some minor grades coming into Pagosa from the south (highway84), but they are not very steep, and not very long.

Highway 160 across southern CO involves a couple, the worst of which is Wolf Creek Pass, just 30 miles east of Pagosa Springs.

https://www.google.com/search?q=moun...+site:irv2.com

Here's a link to a discussion on Wolf Creek Pass:

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There are lots of discussions on mountain driving on IRV2.

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Hope that helps!
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SPRING TIME IN THE ROCKIES is defined as the first time a Winnebago overheats coming over Wolf Creek!!
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Not knowing exactly where you're departing from, I'd recommend that you head over to Santa Fe, NM on I-40, then turn north on highway 84 through Santa Fe.

That's the route where you will not run into mountain passes. There are some minor grades coming into Pagosa from the south (highway84), but they are not very steep, and not very long.
I agree... We live in Tulsa and I love heading through the Oklahoma Panhandle but the easiest drive is I-40.

Pagossa Springs is a great place to spend the summer!!
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:49 PM   #5
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Been over Wolf Creek Pass numerous times.

Should not be a big deal...just go slow and use your Jake/Exhaust Brake if you have one.

If you don't, just downshift so you don't have to ride your brakes too much.

No problemo. Beautiful area.
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Not knowing exactly where you're departing from, I'd recommend that you head over to Santa Fe, NM on I-40, then turn north on highway 84 through Santa Fe.

That's the route where you will not run into mountain passes. There are some minor grades coming into Pagosa from the south (highway84), but they are not very steep, and not very long.

Highway 160 across southern CO involves a couple, the worst of which is Wolf Creek Pass, just 30 miles east of Pagosa Springs.

https://www.google.com/search?q=moun...+site:irv2.com

Here's a link to a discussion on Wolf Creek Pass:

Colorado Trip

There are lots of discussions on mountain driving on IRV2.

https://www.google.com/search?q=moun...earch=irv2.com

Hope that helps!
yep thats how we went.
take your time and enjoy the trip.
the long pass was interesting...its a long two lane . i rode the exhaust brake the whole way down coming back, it does seem to go on forever
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