driving thru mountains

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  1. brianb

    brianb Bobtail Member

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    Does anyone know if it's possible to drive from victorville, ca to loveland, co without driving thru mountains?
     
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  3. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    Um, that would be a NO.
     
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  4. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Don't like those mountains huh,lol.Can't say that I blame you.
     
  5. brianb

    brianb Bobtail Member

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    Not really the grades that bother me it's the fuel I'm gonna east up.
     
  6. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Wouldn't it be cool to go from sea level to 5000 feet without driving uphill?
     
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  7. Junkyard Johnney

    Junkyard Johnney Light Load Member

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    east on I-10 till Dallas,Tx then north
     
  8. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    Yep, that trip will help with lowering the fuel usage! There are some things resembling mountains in eastern AZ . . . don't know if they are really tall enough to be an issue though.
     
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  9. Junkyard Johnney

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    he didn't say anything about fuel or miles or anything else in the question , just is it possible, right?:biggrin_255:
     
  10. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Victorville to Loveland is approx 985 miles.
    To follow a route with the lowest vertcal rise would be approx 1853 miles.
    That route would be Victorville east on Bear Creek road to CA247 to CA62 to I10. Then I10 east to CA86 south CA111 south to I8 to I10 east to I20 east to Big Spring , TX. Then north on US87 to Amarillo, TX then US287 to I70 west to I25 north to Loveland.
    There are a few hills on this route, but not mountains, as such.
    Not quite twice the distance.
     
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  11. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    He brought up the fuel later. I was just having some fun with that response of yours. Nice wandering, scenic route! Guess I should have tossed in a smiley!:biggrin_2559:
     
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