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Old 08-18-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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I am considering a move to one of these of three counties. I would be commuting to Denver 4 times a week, at off peak hours. I would love to hear any feedback anyone has about driving from these three counties. What is least congested? Any thoughts on what would be the best one to move to? Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Apparently a lot of people commute from Park Co. I don't know about the other two. Grand would be OK to commute to Boulder, I think to Denver would be a hassle.
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Larkspur, Colorado
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I don't mind a long commute to live in a great area, but I think you are nuts. Grand and Summit County will be about 2 hours each way during ideal conditions. On Sunday or Friday afternoons you are looking at about 3 hours and if it is snowing all bets are off.

If you live in Bailey (Park County) it is a reasonable 1 hour commute each way, but I get the impression you were thinking about Fairplay or Alma. See my answer to the other counties.

I would look at Idaho Springs or other areas east of the continental divide, this will put you halfway between work and play.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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I agree with BenWolfe, I know quite a few people who commute from the Bailey area, but even that can be quite costly. RTD runs buses up 285 and they have park and ride facilities pretty far reaching, at very least to Evergreen which would make travel a lot more cost effective. Commuting from Grand County would be especially difficult during peak travel seasons because Highway 40 isn't built to handle the congestion that it's often plagued with. I-70, similarly, is over-capacitated and would prove to be a nearly impossible commute.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Yeah that commute would suck, when you say off-peak hours what times?

Even if it's an hour normally you can expect 2-3 hours during snow
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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CDOT does actually have peak travel times on I-70 between Denver and Dumont - they use it to restrict access to over-sized/over-weight loads. Peak travel times are from noon on Fridays to 6 AM on Sunday for WB traffic and noon on Saturdays to 6 AM on Mondays for EB traffic.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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This is a really old thread, the last post before today was 2007. I'm sure the OP has made a decision by now...
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Lame, why do people bring back old threads like this?
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