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Old 08-12-2016, 12:23 PM   #1
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Help, trying to go south from I70 from the Glenwood Canyon area. I tried route 24 with my jeep and would not like to drive it with my 39ft Phaeton. Can anyone tell me if route 91 is better suited for a large RV? trying to get down to route 160 towards Pagosa Springs. Thanks, Jeff
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Sorry, I don't see a 91 from I-70 on the maps.

To get to Pagosa Springs from I-70/Glenwood Canyon 24/285 to 160 west is the best way.

You don't want to take 82 and if you take 50 out of Grand Junction you definitely won't like 550 south into Durango.

You could take 50 to Ridgway then 62 to 145 past Telluride and south to Cortez but you'll still have a steep downhill on 145 - no worse than Hwy 24.

We've done all the roads mentioned with our 40' motorhome with no problem. I'd take 24 if I were you.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:03 PM   #3
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Help, trying to go south from I70 from the Glenwood Canyon area. I tried route 24 with my jeep and would not like to drive it with my 39ft Phaeton. Can anyone tell me if route 91 is better suited for a large RV? trying to get down to route 160 towards Pagosa Springs. Thanks, Jeff
With your directions I'm lost..............

From Glenwood Springs I'd head down Rt 82 to Rt 133 on to Delta (more than likely this would require a few days as the stops in Maroon Bells - Marble - Redstone usually takes some time)

Continue to Montrose then on down Rt 550 to Ridgway - decision time - the Million Dollar Highway (Rt 550)? or Rt 62 to Telluride and Rt 145 to Cortez? (this will take a week as Telluride - Trout Lake - Dunton - Lizard Head - Rico are all fun then you are just a few miles from Mesa Verde - so why not) From Cortez just follow Rt 160 to Pagosa Springs.

So it seems that I must not be in the right spot as I cannot remember Rt 24 south off I-70 except at Minturn just outside Vail - and I love that drive al the way to Leadville - Buena Vista - Salida to Rt 160 to Pagosa Springs.

Still Rt 91 comes into I-70 at Copper Mountain - to Leadville and is a really Easy drive.

So what did I miss - where are you really? or are you Lost?

Hope this helped you out as all the roads I mentioned are beautiful drives and I enjoyed them in my Coach.

Best of Luck,


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Thanks Busskipper....now I see where 91 is - just a little bitty road. We've always used 24 off I-70 so don't know about 91.
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Thanks Busskipper....now I see where 91 is - just a little bitty road. We've always used 24 off I-70 so don't know about 91.
We would use Rt 91 (excellent Road) as the easy escape from the Heat in Golden, couple of hours to drive up set up and Catch Dinner at Quincy's (Love the Steak) With Turquoise Lake and Independence pass, as a day drive to the Bells hard not to want to be there. (high of 75 low of 45, was 100 today in Maryland)

Son liked Rt 24, and he bought property in Red Cliff - the Green metal Bridge - and then just a Beautiful drive on up to Leadville. Two years ago we did it late September - Special!

My guess is the OP was in Vail and thought he was in Glenwood Springs.

Guess he will figure it out as he bumps around Colorado.

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