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Old 08-06-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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Hello!

Wondering if anyone has experience commuting up to Fraser from Denver? I've driven this route several times headed to Beyers Canyon... but as a daily commute, what might I expect or prepare for? Winter is my main concern. How well traveled & maintained is the 40 and 70 from October to May? How about drive times... do a lot of folks commute?

Any knowledge you can share will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:17 PM
 
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It's well maintained but you have to cross the continental divide at Berthoud Pass. Most days it will be fine, but when it's bad it'll be really bad. Any chance you could work from home when the weather is iffy?
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:32 PM
 
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Yeah, its that area of switchbacks which is most concerning. Not really an option to work remotely. I'm trying to better understand how to be prepared for such days. Also, because nothing is decided... whether to even take on the adventure?

Appreciate the feedback, thanks!
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Yeah, its that area of switchbacks which is most concerning. Not really an option to work remotely. I'm trying to better understand how to be prepared for such days. Also, because nothing is decided... whether to even take on the adventure?

Appreciate the feedback, thanks!
There will be days when the pass is closed in the winter. Is that going to get you fired?

In good weather without traffic it’s 1.5 hours each way. In perfect conditions you would be in the car 3 hours a day driving in the dark (assuming 9-5) on the way home.

Why wouldn’t you just live in Winter Park if the job is that good?
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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That would be an insane and miserable commute. You'd be much better off moving to the area. If housing prices are a concern check out Granby.
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:22 PM
 
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I'd love to move up there... getting to Golden eventually would probably be the closest anytime soon. Wifeys career requires downtown. I don't need the job, I just want it. lol. Obviously, depending on how things go... if I could get a small place that would help lessen the more tiresome days coming back down.

A lot to unpack yet. But getting there in winter felt like the first hurdle.
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