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Old 03-14-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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How is the drive to Flagstaff Az.

Heading home to Il.from El Mirage Az.Trying to decide what route to take.How is the drive through the mountains on 17 through Flagstaff? Were fairly new at driving the MH. We have a 38 ft. Diesel pusher. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Lightbulb Mountain Drive

Right now, I would still stay away from the Montain roads. No fun to hit a spring snow storm. Have a look at the Highway webcams from the different States.
Have a safe trip.

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Shouldn't this be in "Crossroads" Section? Probably get more answers.
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From El Mirage, I would head west on Grand Ave/Hwy 60 to the Loop 303. Then go north on the 303 wich will end and merge east on Happy Vally Rd. When you reach Lake Pleasent Rd, turn left and head North on Lake Pleasent Rd which will end when you get to the Care Free Hwy, (Hwy 74) Make a left on Care Free and an immediate right onto New River Rd. This will take you up to the town of New River where you can get onto I-10 and head north to Flagstaff. This route will bypass all the morning traffic on the Loop 101 and Black Canyon Freeway (I-10). Theres a couple of 6% grade hills to climp, but nothing your desiel can't handle. With temps almost in the 90s here in the valley, I would imagine I-17 and I-40 are clear, you may want to double check though.
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From El Mirage, I would head west on Grand Ave/Hwy 60 to the Loop 303. Then go north on the 303 wich will end and merge east on Happy Vally Rd. When you reach Lake Pleasent Rd, turn left and head North on Lake Pleasent Rd which will end when you get to the Care Free Hwy, (Hwy 74) Make a left on Care Free and an immediate right onto New River Rd. This will take you up to the town of New River where you can get onto I-10 and head north to Flagstaff. This route will bypass all the morning traffic on the Loop 101 and Black Canyon Freeway (I-10). Theres a couple of 6% grade hills to climp, but nothing your desiel can't handle. With temps almost in the 90s here in the valley, I would imagine I-17 and I-40 are clear, you may want to double check though.
Thanks for all the great info.
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Thanks for all the great info.
Except that the Black Canyon Freeway (from Phoenix to Flagstaff) is I-17, not I-10, which goes east/west to California and New Mexico and beyond.
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Heading home to Il.from El Mirage Az.Trying to decide what route to take.How is the drive through the mountains on 17 through Flagstaff? Were fairly new at driving the MH. We have a 38 ft. Diesel pusher. Any suggestions appreciated.
Worry not. I doubt you will see any snow on the shoulders, never name the road itself. If you are in El Mirage, the traffic in the mornings is coming in, not going out. Get on I17 and go-go-go.

I presume you will go east on I40. You should see great weather the entire trip to IL.

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Thanks to all for the info.
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