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Old 09-20-2016, 06:56 PM   #1
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South Wyoming I-80 to I-70 in CO

Would appreciate any input on choosing route from I-80 west of Cheyenne down WY 230 to CO 127, 125, 14, 40, and 9 to I-70 at Walcott. Listed as Google map secondary route. Safe for 27 foot AS? Thanks for any help.
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We just drove highway 40 from Steamboat Springs to I-70 at Empire. It is a perfectly adequate road for an Airstream with typical safe Colorado mountain climbs and descents.

One thought I had was just taking I-25 down from Cheyenne to I-70 at Denver and then head west. I-70 across Colorado is very scenic once out of Denver. I don't see a compelling reason to take a slower secondary highway across the "sagebrush flats" of southern Wyoming and northern Colorado. But maybe there is some places you want to visit.

Anyway, highway 40 is perfectly towable. It is a nice highway. Steamboat and Gamby are nice resort towns worthy of a visit. So I can vouch for one of the highways on your list.

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Entire route will be fine Roads are all excellent. Many places for camping opportunities. Love the back roads. Take time to explore the small towns, museums, stores and soak up some of the history of Colorado and Wyoming. If you are further west start on Wyo 130 south to Riverside/Encampment and then 230 to the southeast then the rest of your route. Great museum in Encampment if it is still open.
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David, Gary, thanks for your helpful replies. We were Eastward in Nebraska and decided to take the fastest way (the Denver) since our goal is Arches and Canyonlands tomorrow. We were lucky with no signif traffic at 2:30PM. For anyone traveling East there was construction from the western side of the tunnel down the hill about 2-3 miles (estimate). Happy camping to you guys We will come back when more time for CO touring and take the back way.
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I25 can be a nightmare all the way from ft Collins to south of Colorado Springs. We just took 230 from Riverside, wy down to Walden then 14/40 to Kremming then 9 down to Silverthrone. Great roads little traffic.

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I think you will agree that I-70 west of Denver through the mountains is very scenic. It is one of the best interstate stretches in my view. You will enjoy Moab and Arches. And take a long hike in Canyonlands. It is a huge park made for backpacking.

There are great secondary highways in Colorado for sure. We liked 40, and then 191 through Flaming Gorge in Utah. We also followed 89 through Jackson, the Tetons, and to Yellowstone. All very scenic.

Air Forum members have great advice on which secondary roads are Airstream safe.

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We did I-25 from Montana to Raton Pass a couple weeks ago, took I-70 west out of Denver yesterday. Heavy traffic most of the way but the scenery (west of Denver) made the drive worth it.

It was 34 deg. F on Vail Pass, light sleet in the air (during the day) yesterday. Winter is coming.


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