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Old 09-18-2019, 06:05 AM   #1
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Colorado Springs to Raton NM to Dumas Tx

Pulling a 35ft 5th wheel, Would love any input on driving on I25 south from Colorado Springs to Raton NM then on to Dumas TX

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Been that way several times, good road and not a problem. However I usually go east on hwy 50 to Lamar Co and get on hwy 287, less up and down.
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Been that way several times, good road and not a problem. However I usually go east on hwy 50 to Lamar Co and get on hwy 287, less up and down.
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I-25 S to Raton, NM, then U.S. 87 across to Dumas, TX. Of course, there is the Raton Pass after you cross into NM from CO.
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I-25 is an interstate. No issues.

Will you have driven in the Colorado mountains? If so, Raton Pass is a baby.

It's at elevation 7834'. Southbound descent begins with 1.5 mi of 6% grade followed by 1/2 mile of flat road. Then another mile of 5-6% and 1 mile of 1-3% followed by 1 mile of 5-6%. (from the Mountain Directory West for Truckers & RVers - a good reference to have on hand)
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I used to drive to and from Big Spring, TX and Boulder, CO several times a year. I usually took I-25 and US87 through Dumas. If you know Dumas you probably already know this but others might find it useful.
The Walmart in Dumas is RV friendly and the City operates a free RV gravel lot downtown called Texhoma Park just west of a railroad bridge on the north side of US87. It has well-maintained electrical pedestals, a city park with grass and a playground, flush toilets, a dump station and potable water. Donations are accepted.
Just a heads up. A farmer a few miles west of Dumas used to, and maybe still does, have trouble maintaining his fences along US87. Twice in two different years I passed within what seemed like inches to a cow standing right on the highway centerline. They were both dark colored as the very dark night. Only luck saved me from a possibly fatal accident.
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Good route. Pay attention on the west half, lots of pronghorn
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Great idea!! Google maps is suggesting 50 to 109 (la junta) to 160 to 287!! Any idea why or if this is a good route
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