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colorado road condition / weather question

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by NetMonkey, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    NetMonkey

    NetMonkey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i was thinking about taking a road trip to so cal at the end of november to visit my family.

    typically, for the end of november, how are the road conditions on I-70 from denver to utah? can i expect lots of snow or road closures? is I-70 still passable with lots of snow? i would need chains, huh?

    would a better route be to take I-25 to I-40 through new mexico and arizona. would that route experience any snow or road closures?

    thanks,
     
  2. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    cheehab

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    Take 70. The bad parts are usually the tunnel and Vail Pass. Once you get to Glenwood it's usually pretty smooth sailing. Obviously, if there is a monster storm coming I might plan around it a little bit and wait it out, because while the highway might be open and passable, it might not be fun. I have never even entertained the thought of buying tire chains, the Tacoma does a damn fine job.

    PS It might not be a bad idea to get your tires siped. It's pretty cheap to do and will make a HUGE difference in the snow.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    You should be fine. We really don't get the big storms till the late winter/spring time.

    Whatever you do don't take 40. It will add 6+ hours to your trip. I've made that mistake before and won't ever do it again.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    thanks guys.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:54 AM
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    you will know way ahead of time if 70 up to Eisenhower is closed. no chains needed but 4x4 is a must sometimes. I love the highway through there.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    You will be fine I drive I70 all the time in the winter. They will close it if its that bad.
     
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