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Old 08-30-2018, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Glad you decided on a hotel!

I have to drive from Colorado Springs to Pueblo every morning, leaving about 7 to be at work by 8. The speed limit is 75 (IMO a bit fast for me). No traffic typically but lots of cars heading south.

Coming back home, leaving at 5, I tend to catch about 10-15 minutes worth of traffic in Colorado Springs. But if I can wait until 5:300ish to leave, I tend to avoid that.

I hope you enjoy the conference! When is it? The CO State Fair is happening through this weekend so that is something to do.
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I've been in a 6:30am traffic jam a bit south of the DTC. One big accident can easily costs an hour or more.

I'd stay in Pueblo or Springs and explore the mountains. Rye, CO is nice.

I call the drive between Denver and C. Springs the "Killing Fields". Done it a few hundreds of times. Will not do it during rush hour, I wait for the next day if I can.
For that infamous 18 mile stretch of only two lanes between Castle Rock and Monument there seems to be wrecks every day. If that happens I bail out and take route 105 between Sedalia and Monument. It's usually an easy scenic drive with little traffic.
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