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Old 11-20-2015, 04:10 PM   #1
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Winter drive to Colorado

We were thinking about a late December drive to Cortez, CO. Anybody drive Hwy's 491/160 N from I-40 in Gallup NM in winter conditions. We're coming from FL in a 40' MH with toad. We haven't been on icy roads with our MH and were wondering how those Hwy's are when icy. Thanks GLE

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Naturally, you never know about weather and best to keep checking once you leaving Florida but I would highly recommend you take the southernmost route of I-10 to I-25 north into New Mexico to I-40 west.

I-40 can get very bad around Albuguerque and west in the winter months. 491 is wide open country so if it's snowing it would be a mess.

Unless you need to visit someone at this time of year, I wouldn't advise getting to Cortez. Good luck!

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Those roads will be hazardous when ice. However it's just as likely that the roads will be dry and clear. That's high desert so the sun melts the roadways pretty quick after a snow. I would just time my journey according to the forecast.
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