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Old 05-01-2010, 06:53 PM   #15
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In that case, I-40 would add hundreds of miles to your trip. Go I-70...it's traveled every single day by thousands of vehicles of all types. You should have absolutely no problems with your DP.
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If you have the time, and a toad, take a side trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. If Trail Ridge Road is open you can drive across - high point is a little over 12,000; much is over 11,000. It's a better drive for the toad than the full size rig since the lanes are narrow and most of the time there is no shoulder. It can close due to snow any time - even Spring Opening is running late this year - but you'll see some spectacular scenery unlike anything along I-70.

Re - closures through Glenwood Canyon: there's a lot of the Canyon down to one lane each way, speed limit 45, but what a gorgeous canyon!

Whatever you decide to do - side trips, alternate routes, etc. - have a great trip!
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If i'm not mistaken, Trail Ridge Rd is the highest paved road in the USA..

I know my V8 Exploder, runs like a sick 4cyl up there!
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:04 AM   #18
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If i'm not mistaken, Trail Ridge Rd is the highest paved road in the USA..

I know my V8 Exploder, runs like a sick 4cyl up there!
When we were out there the road to the top of Mt. Evans was touted as the highest paved road in the US. As I recall it was a little over 14,000 feet.
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Actually, there are higher paved roads. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous road in the US. Highway 34 goes from US 40 in Granby, CO over Trail Ridge Road and east to I-76. The higher paved roads you go to the top of a mountain, then back down the same road. If you'd like to see tundra, like in the Arctic, without going way north, take a summer drive over Trail Ridge Road.

The toad or smaller RV is better for traveling Trail Ridge Road, but it is passable for large rigs. Commercial tour busses go over all summer long. Folks that have trouble with heights should probably pass - there are rock walls at critical points, but no guard rails along most of the route. If you don't mind heights, it is a spectacular drive. Yes, I am a bit predjudiced - this is my "back yard".

Whatever your route - enjoy your trip through Colorado.
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If i'm not mistaken, Trail Ridge Rd is the highest paved road in the USA..

I know my V8 Exploder, runs like a sick 4cyl up there!
Is that supposed to be a joke? V8 Exploder or Explorer

My MH runs like a top on that route.

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Is that supposed to be a joke? V8 Exploder or Explorer
Yes, that is a joke...

It runs fine....just has NO POWER at 12000 feet!
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