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Old 07-29-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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I want to climb!

I'd like to know if anyone has driven a Class C MH to the top of Pike's Peak. I'm currently in WY and aim to be in Denver on Aug 1.
Thank you in advance.

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Old 07-29-2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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I wouldn't take a vehicle up that road (except a rental) because one of it's claims to fame is that automakers have used it to do extreme testing of their new vehicles since the 1920's or earlier. Pike's Peak and Death Valley are usually included in road tests of the durability of their designs.

One good thing, it is now all paved. It measures 12.42 miles (19.99 km) over 156 turns, climbing 4,720 ft from the start at Mile 7 on Pikes Peak Highway, to the finish at 14,110 ft, on grades averaging 7.2%. $40 a vehicle.

Years ago I hike up to the summit and I've ridden the cog railway a couple of times. I'd not subject any vehicle I value to that road when there are other ways to get to the top.


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Old 07-30-2015, 10:15 PM   #3
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now I know

BFlinn181? Thank you for your quick reply and your honesty. I am sitting here in Denver looking for directions to the cog railway!
I've taken my VW TDI to the top of Mt. Washington in NH with absolutely no problems. I kept it in 2nd all the way down. Since my rig is about 3-4X heavier, it might look good in the parking lot.
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We've driven up and down that road a few times, but I'd not take an RV up it for a number of reasons. I'm not even sure they'd let you so if determined to do so I'd call ahead and ask.
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