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Old 06-05-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Looked at two routes via computer and haven't seen anything that looks great. Have not been able to pick up Mountain Directory West.

Anybody familiar with the area and a fairly direct and good route from and to? Greatly appreciate any help.

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We run a 45 ftr. towing and the route I'd probably take from Colorado Springs to Dolores would be I-25 South out of the Springs down to Walsenburg then West on Hwy. #160. The only high pass is Wolf Creek between South Fork and Pagosa Springs but before and after the pass it's all good!! Wolf Creek pass will be a quite pull going up and keep her slow coming down, but being it's Colorado, this route is probably the easiest and least amount of hard up pulls, although others may suggest a better route. Steve & Lynette
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Go down to Walsenburg and jump on Highway 160 all the way to Cortez then north on Hwy 146 to Dolores.

The only mountain pass of any significance will be Wolf Creek Pass, but with a diesel powered rig you won't have any problem. Hopefully you have a tow vehicle brake system, especially important in mountain driving. If not, just unhook and have your co-pilot follow in the Saturn. The west side is the one with some pretty good switchbacks but just take your time going up and over Wolf Creek Pass and you'll be fine. The scenery is great.

Lot's of tractor trailer rigs go over it without mishap.

I think Chickadee and I were typing at the same time, but he's correct.
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Thank you both for your replies. That is the route we had decided on. I am aware of Wolfcreek Pass and will keep it well within the limits, both up and down. I have never towed without the toad braking system set up and working correctly, either on the flats oron the hills.

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