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Old 09-02-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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LMAO, I WISH!!

No, people get THIS idea when they think of Colorado roads....

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Old 09-02-2011, 11:54 AM
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@ otowi ... I'm sure Leslie-Ann is thrilled that you posted that photo.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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You mean the roads aren't all like this: Otowi: Black Canyon of the Gunnison Accident ???
that is INSANE! Talk about one lucky SOB. Especially since he managed to flip his truck around the other way! I bet he needed an underwear change after that one...
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:54 PM
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Planning drive from san diego to colorado springs in september; but wondering if there are stretches of road with steep drops and no guard rails. What would be the safest route.
As a former San Diegan, I drove to San Diego from Colorado Springs on several occasions - twice last summer alone. I took both the NM-AZ and UT-LV routes. As far as the safety is concerned, either route is fine. However, I hate driving through Phoenix because of all kinds of hidden speed cameras. When you're tired from a long distance driving, you can forget about these traps. I paid over $100 once in penalty.

My recommendation is to take LV-UT route. Have a little break in LV (without emptying your wallet) before heading over to UT where scenery is beautiful. If I didn't have any relatives and friends in Phoenix and Tucson, I'd have avoided the NM-AZ route.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:06 PM
 
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Agree with SYS. I've taken various routes to San Diego from CO (Denver) and the LV-UT route is a good one. It's reasonably quick, has some great scenery in Utah, and LV is a great place to take a break (even if only to gas up and get some food). The various options to the south thru AZ and NM are probably a bit faster and won't involve any significant mountain terrain (which the OP is concerned with), but the other, more interesting and scenic options might be a choice to consider.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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LMAO, I WISH!!

No, people get THIS idea when they think of Colorado roads....
Is that that road in South America (Colombia?) that is supposed to be one of the most dangerous in the world and has been featured on several documentary-esque TV shows?
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:22 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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Is that that road in South America (Colombia?) that is supposed to be one of the most dangerous in the world and has been featured on several documentary-esque TV shows?
Yes, It's the Andes Death Road.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: CoS, 80904
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You mean the roads aren't all like this: Otowi: Black Canyon of the Gunnison Accident ???

Holy Mackerel............ no they are not............... yeeesh! That is one freaking scary road!
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