Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by cgilliland, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. loudtom

    loudtom Road Train Member

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    Another route is 64 from Dinosaur to Meeker, then 13 to Rifle. There are a few curvy roads, but no steep grades. I did get stuck behind some people herding sheep on the road once, though.
     
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  3. cgilliland

    cgilliland Medium Load Member

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    went 80 over and 9/24/70/6/15 back
    no issues
    tight hairpins coming into breckenridge on 9
    snowed like a mothu on 70 vail pass but we got through right before chain signs started lighting up
    one guy used the runaway, ouch, hope hes ok
     
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  4. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    I-80 is better for fuel if you are heavy. I-70 might be ok if you are light.

    US-287 from I-80 to I-25 is a roller coaster, might be better if you are light, still a lot of wind in the flatlands south of I-80.

    As much of a circus that I-80 is, it has better averages.
     
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  5. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    For future refere
    For future reference, Hwy 9 is not a recommended truck route, especially in the winter, it is the 3rd road that will get a chain restriction put up, and often stay up for days on end when everything else is lifted.

    If you're feeling brave (clean pair of shorts) next time, go south to 70, then take 50/550 So. to Montrose and take 50 East over Monarch pass. It's a lovely drive...………………….we sometimes use it to separate the steering wheel holders from the truck drivers (or SWIFT drivers from their trucks)
     
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  6. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Try 550 from Montrose to Durango. Fun ride!
     
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    cgilliland Medium Load Member

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    thanks! i might be the one getting separated lol
     
  8. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Hwy 9 is no joke heading north.
     
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  9. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    My favorite road in the semi
     
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