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Old 02-02-2021, 09:25 PM   #1
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Thinking about this trip last week in February. Looking for suggestions on best route and kind of weather to expect.
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Old 02-03-2021, 07:17 AM   #2
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Thinking about this trip last week in February. Looking for suggestions on best route and kind of weather to expect.
MAP - https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=a3e9b...=2&form=S00027

Tend to suggest the I's in the middle of the winter - they are cleared first if there is "Weather".

Weather - ????? - Only way to tell is to look out the Window - We've done this in the Winter from Maryland - Yes we had one Snow Day on the way.

Couple of notes - with our two trips out and Back to the Rockies last summer - We found the Roads in Missouri and Kansas to be the best in the country with Tennessee and Kentucky close behind. Last summer we enjoyed much of the trip on state Roads and would not be nervous on most of those also.

Colorado has only had about 50% of their normal snow pack this year - so either you would be having less or more to worry about.

Pick a Good Weather APP and keep an Eye on it, allowing time to sit for a day or two if needed - last when you get there be sure to, if needed, get the salt rinsed off.

Best of luck

image of I-70 with runaway truck ramp - Roads are clear right after the Snow Fall - - https://www.ventusky.com/?p=36.4;-100.6;4&l=snow
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I think I would choose a more southern route. See this MAP. As a rule the more you stay south the less wintery weather you will experience. Use weather apps to stay ahead of the weather you will be encountering.

I have no opinion of this route east of Oklahoma City but I've driven it from OK City the rest of the way.

I would avoid using I70. In the winter I70 west of Denver carries a lot of traffic and the highway is subject to being slick. That is a bad combination. It is really easy for a 1.5 hour drive to Breckenridge from Denver on I70 to turn into a 4 hour drive.

Coming into Breckenridge, CO from the south on CO 9 is a reasonable choice. Skiers from Pueblo and Colorado Spring do not go through Denver. They go via CO 9. Between Alma, CO and Breckenridge is Hoosier Pass. It is a real Colorado Pass but easily handled by your RV.
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I think I would choose a more southern route. See this MAP. As a rule the more you stay south the less wintery weather you will experience. Use weather apps to stay ahead of the weather you will be encountering.

I have no opinion of this route east of Oklahoma City but I've driven it from OK City the rest of the way.

I would avoid using I70. In the winter I70 west of Denver carries a lot of traffic and the highway is subject to being slick. That is a bad combination. It is really easy for a 1.5 hour drive to Breckenridge from Denver on I70 to turn into a 4 hour drive.

Coming into Breckenridge, CO from the south on CO 9 is a reasonable choice. Skiers from Pueblo and Colorado Spring do not go through Denver. They go via CO 9. Between Alma, CO and Breckenridge is Hoosier Pass. It is a real Colorado Pass but easily handled by your RV.
As I usually agree with YeloDuster - BUT - this time I would just prefer the I-70 - Soo Much Smoother - easy (especially if no Snow) and While Boring, requires that you only be careful of the timing into Denver and avoid weekends into the Mountains - Or fresh Snow.

Last time I drove through Oklahoma, I think I lost most of my Fillings - Vowed to Never return if possible. If you are on the original set of Teeth it may be fine for you. -

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Colorado can get a lot of snow in March. Just sayin'.
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Colorado can get a lot of snow in March. Just sayin'.

And a Lot in April ..............

And in the twenty years My son has lived there, Colorado - His best Ski day ever was in Late May after over 24"'s of SNOW. -

We Flew out to do Trail Ridge with an East Coast Granddaughter - was closed - 18' of drifts over Trail Ridge on Memorial Day Weekend. -

Link to a good Picture - https://moots.com/trail-ridge-road-riding-behind-gates/
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