We are planning to drive GJ to FG soon.
Looking at 139-64-40-191-then 44 to west side of Flaming Gorge.
Anyone been this way and can give me a report?
We are 33' RV towing small car. We usually unhook on the big passes or windy roads.
Alternive route I'm looking at is 70-13-789-80 then down west side on 530
Been across that way a couple of times. There is a pretty steep climb on 139 north of Grand Junction. It's doable but take your time. There is also a climb north of Vernal on 191. All the roads are good 2 lane. Pretty desolate but scenic part of the country.
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You really can't get to the Flaming Gorge without some 8% grades but by choosing the right route you can have shorter climbs than others. The road north out of Vernal, US 191, has about 15 miles of 8% grades which by itself isn't too bad except that about once a mile you have a 20 MPH curve as you change to the other direction. This makes the climb a little tougher as you have to start over building speed after each one. If you have adequate power for that, it's a fantasticly beautiful drive up into the "high Uinta" mountains. The EASIEST route to the gorge, is to drive south from Rock Springs Wyoming on us 191. While there are some of those 8% grades on this route also, they are much shorter climbs than either US 191 out of Vernal or State Route 44 out of Green River (though that route is by far the MOST spectacular scenery.
Good luck / Skip
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