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Busskipper

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twodownzero wrote:

I've never driven that stretch of road. Now you've got me curious!


Oh what you have Missed - Images of the Lake City area - These will blow you away.

IMHO this is one of the most beautiful areas in the State.

JMHO,

Really try not to let too many Know as it is just the Best.


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Busskipper wrote:

twodownzero wrote:

I've never driven that stretch of road. Now you've got me curious!


Oh what you have Missed - Images of the Lake City area - These will blow you away.

IMHO this is one of the most beautiful areas in the State.

JMHO,

Really try not to let too many Know as it is just the Best.



Thanks for sharing your photos


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Busskipper

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12th Man Fan wrote:

Busskipper wrote:

twodownzero wrote:

I've never driven that stretch of road. Now you've got me curious!


Oh what you have Missed - Images of the Lake City area - These will blow you away.

IMHO this is one of the most beautiful areas in the State.

JMHO,

Really try not to let too many Know as it is just the Best.



Thanks for sharing your photos


Wish I could take credit for even a few of these but they are far to Professional for ME.

Michael Underwood - https://www.michaelunderwoodphotography.com/


I just bookmarked them, when I was doing a search - they are Good , Really GOOD!

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Steep, curvy and slow from Lake City to the pass. I wouldn't tow it going the other direction, but some do. Beautiful area.


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No one has mentioned the fact that Lake City asked for volunteers to travel down there over Memorial Day weekend to fill sandbags to protect large parts of the town from flooding. So, I would highly recommend checking with Lake City government and CO 511 for flood conditions and road conditions before you go.

If you need ideas on camping and sightseeing along US 50 or US 160, see my blog HERE.

BTW, we have towed our fifth wheel over that route with no problems. But we do have the advantage of a diesel exhaust brake.


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That is the silver thread Highway. I’ve been over it a few times and didn’t have any trouble. It’s especially beautiful when there is still snow on the mountain tops.
Do some reading on Alfred E packer, the Colorado cannibal. That happened on Slumgullion pass. Craig

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Greetings from BR!
I haven’t crossed that one but reading about it it looks pretty challenging. If you’re even somewhat experienced it will help a lot. I think the main thing is your tow vehicle. If your real close to the limits of your truck I won’t advise it. If you have a rig in good repair that is up to the load I don’t think you’ll have any problem. Just take lots of slow and easy.
Have a wonderful trip! That part of the country is amazing.
GEAUX TIGAS!!!!

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Well. It looks like I was correct—by a fair margin. https://www.outtherecolorado.com/the-10-steepest-mountain-passes-in-colorado/ . Slumgullion wins!

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I came through Lake City and Over Slumgullion Pass on Tuesday. No problem with the trip. Thanks all for the information.

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busskipper, thanks for posting that link! It makes me want to rush right back to Colorado. Just two long days of driving, and I'm there . . . .


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