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Old 07-26-2020, 07:33 AM   #1
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South from I-80 towards Breckenridge

Has anyone taken hwy 130 south from I-80 towards Breckenridge? Im going to Fairplay from Rawlins Wy. Im in a 40 DP.
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Never taken that route myself, but the Mountain Directory shows WY130 itself looks fine from I-80 into Colorado. In Colorado you'll have Muddy Pass at the intersection of CO14 and US40. You'll have a short climb on CO14 to the summit and then about 2 miles of 5-6% downgrade going east on US40.

If you were to go west on US40 from there (not that you likely would) you'd get Rabbit Ears pass with 3 miles of 7% grade and lots of curves. That pass sounds like one to avoid.

From the guide the rest of the route looks ok until you get south of Breckenridge. Hopefully someone else can give you some personal experience.
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Never taken that route myself, but the Mountain Directory shows Muddy Pass at the intersection of CO14 and US40. You'll have a short climb on CO14 to the summit and then about 2 miles of 5-6% downgrade going east on US40.

If you were to go west on US40 from there (not that you likely would) you'd get Rabbit Ears pass with 3 miles of 7% grade and lots of curves. That pass sounds like one to avoid.

From the guide it looks ok otherwise until you get south of Breckenridge. Hopefully someone can give you some personal experience.


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Has anyone taken hwy 130 south from I-80 towards Breckenridge? Im going to Fairplay from Rawlins Wy. Im in a 40 DP.
Couple of notes - Have not driven this road in years but would have no issue on past experience - Many of the Roads in Colorado are Winter Damaged some for many years so just keep that in Mind. The Welcome to Colorado sign should also say Rough Road ahead, JMHO.

RT 130 will take you to the Snowy Range - Beautiful - RT 230 will go through Encampment (Free in town Camping) and on down to Colorado - from there to Krimmling to RT 9 along the River to Breck.

If you head just a little West - you could catch RT 91 up to Leadville and the Collegiates............getting carried away.

Simple, the route likely Works Well, as we love all the drives in Colorado.

Nice easy drive, also Beautiful.
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Used 130-230-125 last summer and opposite direction in a couple of days... good road. At Walden I’d take 14 to 40 and then 9 at Kremmling.
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I haven’t been in years but we built a cabin between Alma and FairPlay when I was a kid in the late 1960. Hoosier Pass (between Breckinridge and FairPlay) is a breeze. Still have great memories of that area and those times. Elevation though is way up there. Cabin was over 10,000 feet. We sure hope to get back to camping in Colorado.
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I havent been in years but we built a cabin between Alma and FairPlay when I was a kid in the late 1960. Hoosier Pass (between Breckinridge and FairPlay) is a breeze. Still have great memories of that area and those times. Elevation though is way up there. Cabin was over 10,000 feet. We sure hope to get back to camping in Colorado.
My sister has lived just outside Silverthorne for years. Her house is at 9,800 feet! Brother-in-law in his early 70s now needs oxygen when he's there too long, so they bought a condo in Denver and he spends about half his time there now.
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Couple of notes - Have not driven this road in years but would have no issue on past experience - Many of the Roads in Colorado are Winter Damaged some for many years so just keep that in Mind. The Welcome to Colorado sign should also say Rough Road ahead, JMHO.



RT 130 will take you to the Snowy Range - Beautiful - RT 230 will go through Encampment (Free in town Camping) and on down to Colorado - from there to Krimmling to RT 9 along the River to Breck.



If you head just a little West - you could catch RT 91 up to Leadville and the Collegiates............getting carried away.



Simple, the route likely Works Well, as we love all the drives in Colorado.



Nice easy drive, also Beautiful.


Hey, thanks for the reply! I made it just fine with no issues. Good roads and short passes. And beautiful country!
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Glad it worked out, and thanks for letting us know. I'll keep that route in mind in case we go to visit my sister. I've always avoided taking the moho up there because I assumed we'd have lots of mountain passes to deal with, but it sounds like that's not a bad way to go at all.
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