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Old 05-19-2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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Williams, Az to Castle Rock, Co

Our first big trip and looking for suggestions on routes and CG without to much mountain driving. We are pulling a car for the first time and have no mountain driving experience.

Others here in the Phoenix have suggested making our first stop in Durango. How about Cg in Durango and route suggestions and CG suggestions on the way to Castle Rock. Is there a good CG in Castle Rock.

Thanks for any input that would make this a great first trip.

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Old 05-20-2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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Iwould suggest that if you want to stay away from mountain passes to go to I40 and I25 north to Castle Rock.Durango puts you right in the middle of the mountains and you would have to go over Wolf Creek pass to get west.I would avoid that route.We just came from Kingman to Castle Rock and I40 to I25 was a nice trip.There is one campground south of Castle Rock.Its about 4 miles from town.

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Old 05-20-2009, 08:06 PM   #3
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I agree with the earlier advice for your first trip towing

Take I-40 east to Albuquerque then north on I-25 ... you will only encounter one "small pass" at Raton. Save Wolf Creek pass for a trip where you have more experience.

If you gain confidence in driving and would like to try something more challenging on your return trip you could try going west from Denver on I-70 into Utah and then taking US 191 south through Utah ...

I-70 has grades that are in the 6% range ... getting up them is not the problem ... downshifting and keeping your speed under control on the downgrade is the problem ...

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