If you are a couple of weeks away from your trip and don’t mind extra time take 36 out of Boulder to Estes Park, 34 down to Loveland, 287 to Laramie and the 210 over to Cheyenne. 287 keeps you on the west side of I25, when you get to Laramie it’s only an hour east to Cheyenne on 210. Weather can be day to day around Estes Park and south of Laramie this time of year.
I just did a part of that route on my way to Sturgis last year: From Trinidad, CO - 160 to Monte Vista, 285 north to I-70, go east on I-70 one exit to Silverthorne, then 9 north to Kremmling, then 40 east to 34 north past Grand Lake into Estes Park. Continue east on 34 to Loveland, then 287 north to Fort Collins. At this point you can stay on 287 to Laramie then take I-80 east to Cheyenne or take I-25 north to Cheyenne. You will see some high elevations in the Estes park area (above 10,000') so be prepared for some cold air.....we saw 30F in August. Just over 500 miles from Trinidad to Cheyenne on this route.
If your're coming up from TX and your destination is Cheyenne, there's faster ways to get thru Colorado while avoiding I-25 than going into the Rockies. Taking a route into and through the mountains will likely take a lot more time than short cutting up CO on the plains. But I made a couple suggestions on Google Maps, here they are:
In that case, take the left turn out of Clayton NM on US-412/56 west towards the Sangre de Cristo Moutains. At Eagle Nest, either turn left on US-64 over Palo Flechado Pass through Taos and Alamosa, or turn right and take the short cut on NM-38 up and over Bobcat Pass through Fort Garland to Alamosa. From Alamosa, just stay as northbound to Walden, CO. Love staying there. Cheyenne is either 2 hours northeast/east of Walden via the Snowy Mountains and Laramie, or 3 hours east via CO-17 and the super windy Cache La Poudre River valley (I prefer the latter).
Favorite food stops along that route...
Alamosa: The Rubi Slipper
Poncha Springs: Colorado I Scream & Stuff
Buena Vista: K's Dairy Delite, The Buena Viking
Leadville: Pastime Bar and Grill
Silverthorne: Mountain Lyon Cafe
Kremmling: 9 & 40 Diner
Walden: All Smoked Up BBQ
Planning on returning to Houston from San Diego, Ca in mid May 2020 and wanted to know the pros vs cons on traveling hwy 8. Have heard negatives & positives on taking this route and wanted to get others views.
How about you show a picture of where you go and what you have when you get there.
This is The Rock Inn
17539 Elizabeth Lake Road
Lake Hughes, Ca. 93532
I always get the Tri Tip on a bun with Onion Rings. Everything looks good at this place but I always get the same, I...
The ol lady and I went down to Cabo San Lucas for our honeymoon recently and rented a Harley. Resorts are not for me, the ol lady likes them but its for the birds in my opinion. I'd rather hang out with my grungy motorcycle friends and do motorcycle sh*t.
Anyhow. There is a...
Good evening all, We are tripping from east side of PA and are looking for advice as such:
Known recommended route out/ what routes to definitely avoid.
Known route back.
Any time of year things to be aware of, Mountain snow/ things of that nature.
Any general advice will help.
Thanks guys and...
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