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Old 10-22-2019, 01:38 PM   #15
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Did you drive this and if so why?
I think this is typically a side trip to do with your vehicle; not the RV unless it's a small one. It's a gravel road.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:44 PM   #16
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Why - where are you going that requires you to drive this route?
This is the Chief Joseph Hwy - the NE route in/out of Yellowstone. It's a biggie! Nice for a day trip to Cody with your toad/tow vehicle.

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Old 10-22-2019, 03:29 PM   #17
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Did you drive this and if so why?
Just did, on the way to the Balloon Fiesta. Dove it both ways. Also checked out Gooseneck SP.
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Did you drive this and if so why?

I drove up the Moki Dugway as there was no way to get where I wanted to go from where I was without a lot more driving. I was glad the motor home and toad weren't much longer.
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Did you drive this and if so why?
Why not? I'm a desert rat, that's a well groomed gravel road in the desert - only the 3 miles of twisties shown earler is gravel. The first time down, I was up on the wheel and white knuckled until I passed a large Class C coming up; that let me know 1. I'd already driven what was behind me and 2. this guy had driven what was ahead of me - good to go.

When I got to the bottom, I turned around and went back up - now I know I can do that road every time I'm in the area, it's spectacular and driving it keeps me alive.

Full disclosure: I drive a 23' Class C, not a DP. But I would drive it in a smaller Class A, there's a good line of sight most of the way both directions and sufficient places to pass incoming. It's a low traffic road, driven by drivers willing to pull out and give a larger vehicle the right of way.

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Tioga Road coming out of the east side of Yosemite to Lee Vining. 1000 ft cliff on one side and 1000 ft drop on the other - no shoulder, no guardrail!
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If it doesnít have runaway truck off ramps itís not a grade!
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Tioga Road coming out of the east side of Yosemite to Lee Vining. 1000 ft cliff on one side and 1000 ft drop on the other - no shoulder, no guardrail!
.... but it's a beautiful drive.
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thats a true story
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Signs approaching the Moki Dugway from the south.

My Jeep GPS at the top, heading back down.
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Loved the drive, both ways. It was on our bucket list from NE WA.
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To represent for the east coast. We went up Grandfather Mountain on October 15th. 4 miles at 8% average, the claimed max grade of 20% is above the last switchback near the top. No DP's or 5th wheels up here. 28' max length. No sissy guardrails or ramps, just rocks and trees to slow your plunge and smother your screams
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Why - where are you going that requires you to drive this route?
I go to Yellowstone by this route. It is BY FAR the most scenic route into Yellowstone. Can I get to Yellowstone on highways with less grade and fewer curves? Yep, but I will say that the road less traveled often rewards you for getting outside the box.

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To represent for the east coast. We went up Grandfather Mountain on October 15th. 4 miles at 8% average, the claimed max grade of 20% is above the last switchback near the top. No DP's or 5th wheels up here. 28' max length. No sissy guardrails or ramps, just rocks and trees to slow your plunge and smother your screams
Loved "No sissy guardrails or ramps, just rocks and trees to slow your plunge and smother your screams"
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I have lived in the Rocky Mountain west all my life and driving mountain roads is a way of life. Very few roads bother me. Independence Pass gives me the "willies".

It has a 32' limit. It is very narrow in places, sometimes has bicycles. Most often has amateur racers proving their machismo. Don't fall off!

By comparison, US550 between Ouray and Durango is at least 50% wider than Independence Pass! No 18 Wheelers on Independence Pass!
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