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Old 03-08-2010, 08:23 AM
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how about hwy131n or hwy9n to 40w (Craig) hwy13s into Riffle? not fast but open and not 10 hours.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:30 AM
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We could go up to Craig & back down in 7.75 hours... that's only 2 more hours according to Mapquest. Does anyone know if there's a shortcut between Radium and Meeker? If so that would cut out half of the top loop and shave it down a little further...
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:33 AM
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We could go up to Craig & back down in 7.75 hours... that's only 2 more hours according to Mapquest. Does anyone know if there's a shortcut between Radium and Meeker? If so that would cut out half of the top loop and shave it down a little further...
Between Radium and Meeker are the Flat Tops, so I don't think so.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:52 AM
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We could go up to Craig & back down in 7.75 hours... that's only 2 more hours according to Mapquest.
9 hours 34 minutes per Googlemaps. I have found Googlemaps to be optimistic. There will be snow all week in the high country.
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My question is which way (through Steamboat or down through Gunny) would carry more traffic thus slowing the speed creating a longer drive. I think either way is wash mileage wise.
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9 hours 34 minutes per Googlemaps. I have found Googlemaps to be optimistic. There will be snow all week in the high country.
Yep, same time as the 285 route 9.5 hours according to Google. 460 miles up through Craig, vs 438 miles down through Gunnison.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:03 AM
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So you guys think the best plan is just sit in traffic on I-70? I guess we've got until Thursday to decide, huh.
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If I were going, I would take the 285 to 550 route. I did that all summer and never saw traffic. It would also be less mountain driving (except going over Monarch pass).



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I would pass on the Steamboat route just because of Rabbits ear pass. If it is snowing that pass can be a pain. For those of you who are driving your own rig up that isn't that much of deal. I am towing and have a camper on the back so that adds to the problem.

I guess we should wait for an announcement Thursday morning, I bet they get one side open at least.
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Is Cotton Pass open during winter time? I know it's a county road....
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