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Posted: 08/25/22 12:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We hope to drive this route in the next few weeks. Will we have any problems with low bridges or tight mountain curves? We have a 40 foot 5th wheel trailer and a 1 ton dually crew cab truck.


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You will be crossing Wolf Creek Pass. West bound is the easiest direction as eastbound is a bit harder climb.
Going up you will pass thru a snow shed that has a curve thru it. Just make sure you are not over the speed limit as you pass thru. A couple of curves as you near the top but you will probably be going so slow by then they will be no problem. Otherwise no problems going up.

Going down the west side is steeper and longer. But keep your speed down and you will have no problem. There are two lanes going down most of the way so you can stay right and not worry about holding up traffic. There is one hairpin curve as you are nearing the bottom that you will need to watch for and slow down to what the signs say. Another curve a little ways below that but not nearly as bad.

Beautiful scenery. Enjoy. And if you need them, there are two run away truck ramps going down if you need them. [emoticon]

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We did Wolf Creek Pass last year with our '17' F350 6.7 towing our 19,000# DRV Tow Haul on e-brake on cruise set to speed limit easy peasy, wife complained I was going too slow.


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