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Old 09-20-2019, 10:20 AM   #1
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First time back in a while; I like this new forum. We’re currently in Trinidad, CO, inquiring about route south to Albuquerque (eventually Mesa, AZ). Husband uncertain about the elevation south of Trinidad, but thinks the worse part is in the first 50 miles. Anyone have any firsthand knowledge? We have a Winnebago Sightseer 29R, towing Honda CRV.

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I put your route into Trip Wizard and looked at the Elevation option. You have a 2000' climb in the beginning but relatively easy. after that not much of anything. Up and down hills.


I love the Trip Wizard Elevation option as we spend a lot of time out west.


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Raton Pass is steep heading South but you will be fine, just don't plan on being in a hurry, the corners in the road keep you from building any momentum for the last push to the top, so just relax and enjoy the view, the downhill side is not that bad, just start out slow and stay that way until you're down. It will all be in your rear view mirror in about 30 minutes and the plains of New Mexico will be in your windshield.
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The Raton Pass is no problem in good weather. In a blizzard it becomes much more memorable.
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Drive Raton pass every year year when heading to Mesa, not a problem just take your time. Skip
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Drive Raton pass every year year when heading to Mesa, not a problem just take your time. Skip
Hey Skip, mind my asking which way you go to Mesa after Raton Pass? this is our first trip going this direction; considering Flagstaff south . Thanks, Carol
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We take I 25 to I 40 then we go south at Holbrook to Payson then on to Mesa.
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