Originally Posted by MDH33
Yep, unfortunately the traffic home is going to be bad.
the last couple of Sundays on my way home from work in Idaho Springs, it has been pretty slow. But, traffic never seems as irksome when I'm sitting in my 40.
I might take the frontage RD route into Idaho Springs and then the scenic route over Squaw Pass back home. I'll scout that this week and see if it's all passable.
We have done that exact thing several times in recent weeks - get on the frontage road at the US 40 cutoff at Empire, then take 103 over Echo Lake.
It's an okay view going over Echo Lake: