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cgaskins

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Posted: 06/05/18 04:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well we have about to depart from Bryce, UT for Torrey, UT tomorrow (Wednesday). I am unsure of the route I should go... I have an F350 + a 40 foot 5th wheel RV.

Choice A:
Utah Route 12 from Bryce to Torrey

Choice B:
89 to 62 to 24 into Torrey

Anyone here made the Highway 12 route from Bryce to Torrey towing 14K lbs and 40 feet of RV? I have towed my RV through some mountains before (Ike tunnel, Lizardhead / CO-145 from Delores to Telluride, and highways 34 and 36 up to Estes Park, CO) so I am not a newbie but I am a little cautious.

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Posted: 06/05/18 05:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's a ridgeback near Boulder that requires a balancing pole!

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12 is a beautiful drive and should not missed.

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Highway 12 (including the ridgeback) is a very nice drive. It's a scenic drive, and there's some decent grades.

It's not the route to pick for hauling arse at 80mph.

Take the route and take your time. You'll drive past one of Utah's most beautiful state parks; Kodachrome. Also driving through the Grand Staircase. Lots of pull-offs to stop at and soak in the scenery.


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GordonThree wrote:

Highway 12 (including the ridgeback) is a very nice drive. It's a scenic drive, and there's some decent grades.

It's not the route to pick for hauling arse at 80mph.

Take the route and take your time. You'll drive past one of Utah's most beautiful state parks; Kodachrome. Also driving through the Grand Staircase. Lots of pull-offs to stop at and soak in the scenery.


Sounds like great advice! Thank you.

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paulj wrote:

There's a ridgeback near Boulder that requires a balancing pole!

Paul exaggerates ( as usual!). Hiway 12 is one of our favorite drives - including the ridgeback section.


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donkeydew wrote:

12 is a beautiful drive and should not missed.


I Agree.


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donkeydew wrote:

12 is a beautiful drive and should not missed.

I also agree U12 is a beautiful route and can not be missed, the ridgeback is not as precarious as some make It out to be.


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If you've done CO 145 you can easily do Hwy 12. It's one of our favorites! Plan to stop for a night or two in Escalante and explore more of both directions of Hwy 12 with your tow.


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Posted: 06/06/18 06:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We did the drive with our 37ft 5th wheel take it slow no problem.

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