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Old 08-12-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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What is the drive up Big Thompson between Loveland and Estes Park Like?

We will be driving a 30' Class A (Ford V10) towing a Jeep. I believe the elevation change is just over 2500'. Any particularly steep grades to worry about, sharp curves, other?? Thanks
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This is some thing that helps a lot, Deluxe motor carriers road atlases, this one is laminated. Discount code search I came up with this "GREAT20" for $8. dollars off!
Motor Carriers' Atlases - Road Atlases

Also mountain directory helps a lot. $32. couldn't find a code for this.
Mountain Driving Guide for Truckers, RV and Motorhome Drivers

Just though this might help. To me some times it's nice to lay your hands on it.
Good luck..
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Hi All..
I have driven this route many time.. No worries for any coach.. Absolutely a spectacular drive.. Biggest hazard is keeping your eyes on the road from watching the canyon..
Just enjoy and wish I were there..
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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I have driven this route many time.. No worries for any coach.. Absolutely a spectacular drive.. Biggest hazard is keeping your eyes on the road from watching the canyon..
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This is some thing that helps a lot, Deluxe motor carriers road atlases, this one is laminated. Discount code search I came up with this "GREAT20" for $8. dollars off!
Motor Carriers' Atlases - Road Atlases

Also mountain directory helps a lot. $32. couldn't find a code for this.
Mountain Driving Guide for Truckers, RV and Motorhome Drivers

Just though this might help. To me some times it's nice to lay your hands on it.
Good luck..
Thanks for the information. They both look like good resources to add to the ever growing collection.
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Thanks for the information. They both look like good resources to add to the ever growing collection.
Wish I cold have helped more music and cave is all that popped up for now.
That lot sound great, wish I was going up there. Planing a trip to Tenkiller in October.
Let us know what you found to do..
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When we lived on that road, we found that the tourists would overheat their vehicles by driving too slowly. Of course this would happen on the hottest days. You should realize the air is thinner in the mountains, and if you move too slowly there is less air cooling your radiator than at sea level. The scenery is beautiful and it is hard to keep moving with the temptation of the view.
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We just travelled this route last month - twice. There is a great cg just short of the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The only concern on the route are the great views of the canyon and river, the big horn sheep on the sides of the pass and the deer.
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When we lived on that road, we found that the tourists would overheat their vehicles by driving too slowly. Of course this would happen on the hottest days. You should realize the air is thinner in the mountains, and if you move too slowly there is less air cooling your radiator than at sea level. The scenery is beautiful and it is hard to keep moving with the temptation of the view.

Thanks for that tip, JudyH!! Never would have thought of that being a concern
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A quick update - the drive up Big Thompson was a breeze. Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park were awesome. We stayed in Elk Meadow Lodge and RV Resort - nice park with good views of Rocky Mountain National Park, also very close to one of the park entrances. Thanks for all who shared information!
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Sounds like you had a great time, thanks for the update!
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