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Busskipper

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Posted: 08/27/19 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jesshopes wrote:

We will be traveling to Bryce in September from Indiana. Our route has us taking 70 through Colorado. We are pulling a large TT. I'm trying to get an idea of how much longer our trip will be since we are driving through the mountains. We've never traveled that route before. How much do the mountains slow you down? TIA


I might have a little different take on your trip and the decisions you make - The drive through Colorado could take a week or so depending on the time of September you drive through.

Point here is that the ASPEN will turn Gold in the later part of September and this is not to be Missed. It could also be part of the trip Back, timing is Key. Golden Aspen in Colorado are not to be missed.


Are we in a big hurry to get to Bryce? Wouldn't the group love to be part of what is often called the Greatest show in Colorado the Aspen!
Think about it as it can be a great change of pace. If you are just going to Blow through Colorado 4runnerguy's info is dead on - the part of the Mountains you need to be concerned about is not the Up but the Down, keep that in mind.

Heading to Bryce there are a couple more more Great Drives - RT 128 off of I-70 to Moab along the Colorado River and RT 12 heading into Bryce - keep in mind September is Great in Colorado - BUT - Still pretty Hot in Utah.

Sure it will be a great trip,


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Posted: 08/27/19 12:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One of the biggest grades you have is the infamous Ike Gauntlet.

It is an eight mile run at 7%.

Even if you are down to 25 mph up the Ike it will only add 11 minutes to your trip.

I suspect you will log over 2000 miles 95% which is less than 2% grade so the mountain passes will add very little time to your overall trip.

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