Best way Denver to Phoenix

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  1. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    This will be a 40K+ load. I-25/I-40 is 100 miles longer than going through southern Colorado and Wolf Creek Pass. Do you all just stay on the interstate usually?
     
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  3. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    I-25 south to Albuquerque, I-40 west to Flagstaff, I-17 South to Phoenix, 888 miles, Easier grades and less weather problems.
     
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  4. Dockbumper

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    ^^^yes^^^
     
  5. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    You will hate yourself for the rest of your life if you take that route to save 100 miles.
     
  6. mustang190

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    Bottom line,,there is no good way. :(
     
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  7. Dockbumper

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    Oops....hit send accidentally. You would hate yourself if you were empty too. Unless you want to stop and ski along the way.
     
  8. Dockbumper

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    Up and down Raton is what it is. After that.....40 west to 17 south is a breeze.
     
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  9. mothertrucker004

    mothertrucker004 Bobtail Member

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    This...I've done Wolf Creek, It's not fun...there are songs about it. Raton has maybe 5 miles of steep ( half up, half down), weigh station at the summit going south, grade out of flagstaff is easy. Fueling options are spotty in NM. There's a Loves in Pueblo, CO and another on 40 in ABQ - a few mom and pops in between, so plan those stops. You're going to waste a ton of time taking Wolf Creek, and this late in the year, you could easily get shut down due to weather.

    ETA: south side of Raton has construction, one lane and narrow. GPS might try to tell you it's closed...it's probably not, but check the DOT signs in Trinidad
     
  10. CargoWahgo

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    I used to take the 285 way all the time because it is just prettier than going thru Colorado Springs. They do a good job clearing it usually I never had any real bad roads thru there.
     
  11. Dave_in_AZ

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    Only @Opus takes WCP in the winter loaded heavy.
     
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