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Old 09-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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I70 from Denver to US191 in Utah

I am relatively inexperienced at mountain driving. I will be in a 30' MH towing a Jeep Wrangler. I understand that I70 has some long steep grades both up and down as well as a tunnel? Not sure if I should take this route or find a different route. I have driven up I17 from Phoenix to Flagstaff and up Big Thompson from Loveland to Estes Park - other than that, I'm a flat lander!! lol
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You'll do just fine on that route. Anything that stresses you too much just disco the Jeep and let your co-pilot drive it.
If you're taking 191 off I-70 I assume you're heading into Moab?? If so, you're really going to like it. OK RV Park near the Spanish Trail Arena accepts Passport America for a decent price at a decent park.
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You'll do just fine on that route. Anything that stresses you too much just disco the Jeep and let your co-pilot drive it.
If you're taking 191 off I-70 I assume you're heading into Moab?? If so, you're really going to like it. OK RV Park near the Spanish Trail Arena accepts Passport America for a decent price at a decent park.

Thanks, yes going to Moab, but probably not til next year - Sept. Just dreaming about next year before this summer is up Winter trip is planned so I have to have something to do!!!

You read my mind on the next question also- where to stay!! The next questions is what not to miss??? We love to hike, especially in places we can take the dogs!!!
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Hidden Canyon up to Moab Rim. If you can find the Solar Snake you've really done something.
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I-70 has some long serious down grades ... make sure you keep you speed under control ... general rule ... slow at the top and manually downshift into the lowest gear that you were in going up the other side ...

And when your speed builds up ... stab your brakes and get your speed under control ... and then take your food off the brake ... riding the brakes causes them to heat up ... and there is nothing good about that
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So then....did you make it?....you can also use the old road over the pass....not as steep
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[QUOTE=Toussaint;1743409]So then....did you make it?....you can also use the old road over the pass....not as steep[/QUOTE

Not going until next year - will keep you posted!!
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