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Busskipper

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maddog348 wrote:

How is the road?? Anything scary??


Maddog is this part of the Trip to Rushmore?

If so look this over as a less Interstate Route[emoticon]

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Added a few stops just in case you needed more to do. Interesting drive that would certainly beat driving up I-25 and all that traffic. Ity being the Fall and all if it is late September this would be even better as the Aspen will be changing in the passes first then the Valleys.

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Bill ~~ Rushmore never in this trip plans. Just a while in Colo. then head home. Since you are into routing ?? What is time difference in taking 50 over Monarch to Cañon City As opposed to cutting off South at 114 then catching 285 North back up to 50 and heading on East to Cañon City by passing the Pass?? ~~ Just Curious. Thanks for your thoughts.





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maddog348 wrote:

Bill ~~ Rushmore never in this trip plans. Just a while in Colo. then head home. Since you are into routing ?? What is time difference in taking 50 over Monarch to Cañon City As opposed to cutting off South at 114 then catching 285 North back up to 50 and heading on East to Cañon City by passing the Pass?? ~~ Just Curious. Thanks for your thoughts.


Not Bill here...but it's an alternative. Some would say it's beautiful, others might say it's rather...boring. There's still a pass -- North Cochetopa (or just North) Pass, at about 10,150 feet. Barely noticeable by Colorado standards, no views/vistas of any sort. Good paved road, but not a lot of open vistas.

Given the choice, my preference would be Monarch, for the aerial tram that takes you up on the south side of the pass to a visitor's center where the views are unsurpassed.


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For information on camping and sightseeing along US 50, Salida, Monarch Pass, Gunnison, and the Black Canyon, see my blog at https://2fanrgs.blogspot.com.

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fanrgs ~~ Thanks (lots & lots &) lotsa good info ~ but not what i'm looking for this trip.

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