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Old 04-11-2014, 09:22 PM   #1
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Hwy 13 north of Rifle CO

Hi all,
Need info on driving north from Rifle,Co on Hwy 13. Pulling 5er and wondering about passes n such.
Thanks in advance, Ray
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No big climbs. Rifle Gap State Park is very nice.
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There is two semi steep but short grades. With pull off at the tops. First one coming out of Rifle near mile marker 9-13 about 4 to 5 miles prolly a 4 to 5 % grade. Then same grade down other side but prolly only 1 or 2 miles. Some other small grades till you get to Meeker.
From Meeker to Craig you got another grade about the same as the last about half way. It may push a 6% near the last 2 miles.
First grade out of Rifle has a pull off near top on right side. Second grade out of Meeker has a pull off I believe it is on the left side near the top.
Fuel prices in the Rifle area are high. Not sure which way your coming from. Grand Junction is a good .25 cents cheaper most the time then Rifle. Meeker had a station that was atleast .15 cents cheaper then Rifle.
There was some road construction but not sure now. But it was only a few miles.
No place for fuel or food between Rifle and Meeker or Meeker or Craig.
Hyway 13 is notorious for big game killed on Hyway at night.

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