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Old 08-14-2019, 07:43 PM   #1
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Road conditions for I-70 from Colorado Springs east

I will be taking I-70 east out of Colorado Springs until I get to Salina KS where I will head south on the 135.... Love to hear from someone who has driven that stretch!!

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Old 08-14-2019, 08:08 PM   #2
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Last time we were on it the wind was blowing from the south so hard we couldn't stay in our lane.. we stopped early in Goodland and spent the day and night in a rv park. Mid America Camp In, behind a 24/7 Travel Store.. fueled up there. Next day the wind had calmed..
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Drove I-70 from the Colorado border to KC in June. Wind is a factor. Road condition varied from "not bad" to terrible. Can't remember exactly where the terrible sections were, but in some areas we had to travel in the passing lane to avoid being beaten to death by the failing pavement.
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Last time we were on it the wind was blowing from the south so hard we couldn't stay in our lane.. we stopped early in Goodland and spent the day and night in a rv park. Mid America Camp In, behind a 24/7 Travel Store.. fueled up there. Next day the wind had calmed..


Exactly the same for me. Hell I thought it was my post. Had to tie my leading end of my awning in. Steering wheel was about 45* into the wind. So severe it blew my solar panel off the roof.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:54 PM   #5
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Drive it every year, we go from CO Springs up to Limon and catch I-70 there. We usually make it to Cody and stay at High Plains campground and they have great burgers. Skip
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thanks, maybe there is another option to get to OKC
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i cannot wait!!! Maybe there is another option to get to OKC
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Why not take I 25 south to Raton NM and then cut across to Guymon and take the NW passage to OKC. You can also go down to Amarillo then take I40 but the traffic is brutal on I40.
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Good experience just do it.
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There really just isn't a way to make that drive without spending a lot of time sideways to a north or south wind.
As someone mentioned, you can leave I25 at Raton and head SE on US87, then carry on to Elk City, OK. Might be worth a look.
I'll be making that exact drive in reverse, in three days. In a car, though.
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Road conditions for I-70 from Colorado Springs east

It was terrible like I said (post#4) on my trip west on Easter Sunday and that Monday of this year and it was crazy. Don’t know if if it was the time of year or what. Went west to Limon then down 25 I think it was into Colorado Springs. Wind coming out of the south.
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Is the I25 at Raton and head SE on US87, then carry on to Elk City, OK a nice route for pulling a 5th wheel?

By the way thank you
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The road east out of Raton is relatively new. From Guymon down thru Woodward and on to OKC are all relatively good roads with some being 4 lanes. The advantage is that it is the shortest distance since going to Salina is a square corner. Also traveling SE mitigates some of the southerly winds compared to traveling straight west to Salina and then a head wind when going south to OKC.
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