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Old 11-17-2015, 09:44 AM
 
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I was wondering the best routes driving in the mid-week from Colorado Springs to A-basin or Keystone, Breck ski areas? Do folks go up hwy 24 OR go up to Denver 34767380 I25/470/70? Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2015, 09:52 AM
 
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Best deal is by private helicopter
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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Highway 24 is generally quicker, particularly for Breck.
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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I-70 is only a boot to the head on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Ed Grubermann.
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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Well... my helicopter is in the shop.... so that's out.... And - Blue - Yes, I'm "frantic" to avoid all the bozos on the weekends so I'll go during mid-week.

I was wondering it the extra distance on Hwy 24 was still better than dealing with Denver getting to Keystone/A-basin.
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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Kinda depends, are you going to Breckenridge or A Basin? IMO, Breck via 24, A-Basin via 70, and Keystone is a toss up.

A week day trip will already have minimal traffic compared to the weekends, but, 24 being two lane means any weekday issues will slow things down whereas and I-70 service will not be as impacted across multiple lanes. I always went 24, but I knew people along that route if I ever had trouble. I-70 just seemed to stinking long.
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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Personally I would take 24 - I-70 traffic tends to be such a nightmare.
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:28 PM
 
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Well... my helicopter is in the shop.... so that's out.... ...
Mr. Trump will lend you his when he swings by for a visit....
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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Plus, if you go via 24, you can stop at the Donut Mill in Woodland Park.
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:33 PM
 
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And you can visit the real South Park. But watch out for the cops...Doing 90 across South Park used to be common.

And then coming back there is that down hill stretch into Alma where the speed limit drops so fast you need to get on your brakes..right where the cop hides at the bottom of the turn...geez, they need the revenue.
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