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Old 11-09-2022, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Victory Mansions, Airstrip One
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You can get travel information for Colorado here...

https://www.codot.gov/travel

I expect other states have a similar resource.

It sounds like perhaps you went east on I-70 out of Grand Junction on your previous trip? There are some steep grades between GJ and Denver, but the routes being suggested here do not include that part of I-70.

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Old 11-09-2022, 08:09 PM
 
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You can get travel information for Colorado here...

https://www.codot.gov/travel

I expect other states have a similar resource.

It sounds like perhaps you went east on I-70 out of Grand Junction on your previous trip? There are some steep grades between GJ and Denver, but the routes being suggested here do not include that part of I-70.
Sounds more like HWY 50 over Monarch Pass. Two lanes and steep.
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Old 11-10-2022, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Victory Mansions, Airstrip One
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Sounds more like HWY 50 over Monarch Pass. Two lanes and steep.
That could be it. Or perhaps on the prior trip the OP took I-70 to the Minturn exit and then drove through Leadville.

At any rate, I don't recall any steep parts of US50 between GJ and Gunnison. You would know better, though, as I'd guess you drive that section a bit?
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Old 11-10-2022, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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It's definitely not before Gunnison. It could've been US-50 over Monarch Pass as Cheesehead suggested. It also could've been CO-114 between Gunnison and Saguache. CO-114 is narrower than US-50
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