The only big climb on 50 is about 20 miles west of Salida for Monarch Pass. This is no steeper of a climb than you'll find on I-70 and you get to enjoy the CO countryside with a stop as you wish along the Arkansas River, Salida, Gunnison, etc.
Glenn & Mary
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Three Toads - 1997 Jeep TJ :: built for dirt / 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel :: built for comfort in the dirt / 1990 Miata :: built for fun