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Old 08-16-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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Wolf creek pass

Has anyone gone over Wolf Creek Pass from Southfork, Colorado in a gas class A. We are in Creede and wanting to go to Pagosa Springs. I am not sure how the V-10 will handle the climb and the descent.
Thanks for any feedback from those who have done this.

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Did it in June with our DP. Long climb up with road work going on which stopped us two times. Probably good for cooling the rig down. Also stopped once on way down. I am 45' best I could maintain going up was 40 mph. No big deal still passed semi rigs. You should be fine just gear down and each your engine temp. Go slow and use engine break if you have it if not really gear down and stop to allow brakes to cool.
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Did It

Several years ago, we crossed the pass both ways in a 32 foot Fleetwood Coronado with 454 Chevy engine. Slow, but did it. You should be OK, just gear down to keep engine as cool as possible.
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If you got to Creede you'll have no problem getting to Pagosa Springs. Did you come from the north and cross Slumgullion Pass? If so you did a 9.4% grade.

This is a main route for RVers driving all types and sizes. Wolf Creek is 7%. Just downshift BEFORE your descent - not while you going down. You'll see signs "trucks in low gear". Stay in the slow trucker's land and you'll be fine. Just take it slow. Starting down the speed limit is 25mph and is four lanes. There will be two runaway truck ramps.

Pagosa Springs is a neat little town. We usually go to the hot springs and soak all morning. There are many pools of varying temperatures and you just move from one to another depending how hot you want. They overlook the river and it's very pleasant to people watch as they boat down the river. Take a cooler with drinks and snacks and enjoy a few hours. The pools are concrete and are kept immaculate. There are nice showers and changing room.

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Twogypsies, we came from Southfork to Creede. Now back to Southfork then to Wolf Creek.
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Wolf Creek Pass is an easy and fun ride. We have done it once in rain with small rock slides and sleet that was sticking.
It was exciting and thrilling. I suggest waiting for bad weather.
Just go at a speed a bit slower than you are totally comfortable with. And watch the road as you can because the scenery is breathtaking!
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Has anyone gone over Wolf Creek Pass from Southfork, Colorado in a gas class A. We are in Creede and wanting to go to Pagosa Springs. I am not sure how the V-10 will handle the climb and the descent.
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Been over 3 times in last few weeks. There are 2 areas of construction with flag men but no long delays. As twogypsies stated 7% for 9 miles that direction but speed limit initially is 25. Start slow use lower gears and don't get in a hurry. There are two curves at the bottom so keep your brakes cool. The truckers will be in the right lane with 4 ways on-just follow them.


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