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Old 05-29-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: mn
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Get your facts right, Jim--Montrose is 5,800 feet elevation. Delta is just under 5,000.

For the OP, there is no place in Colorado less than 4,000 feet elevation unless you are well out on the Eastern Plains--nearly or completely out of sight of the mountains. Also, below 4,000 feet on the Eastern Plains, you will start to pick up some humidity--nothing like the Eastern or Southern states, but still some humidity. The summers also will be fairly hot, with winters that--though relatively mild most of the time--can have bitter cold spells and blizzards. There are few jobs like you mention on the Eastern Plains, just small farming and ranching communities.
Can the winters be as harsh as where I come from? Minnesota can be -45 and lots of snow. However the mountain driving would make me nervous but I am used to traffic I mean mpls alone is over 3 million people and I dont know how many million Saint Paul is. I have heard Arizona is great for health problems because of the dry heat. Just me chiming in. All I know is I fell in love with Colorado when I was their in the early eighties it's beautiful!!!
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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Can the winters be as harsh as where I come from? Minnesota can be -45 and lots of snow. However the mountain driving would make me nervous but I am used to traffic I mean mpls alone is over 3 million people and I dont know how many million Saint Paul is. I have heard Arizona is great for health problems because of the dry heat. Just me chiming in. All I know is I fell in love with Colorado when I was their in the early eighties it's beautiful!!!
I know a family that moved here (COLO SPGS) from Duluth, MN and they were delighted with the change, especially the sunny winters compared to the gray skies for months up in MN. With the dry air we have fewer bugs and the heat and cold don't sap you like back east.

I think you'll find the Front Range of COLO very enjoyable, but if you move to the high country, you'll often get -20 and lots of snow.
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Old 05-29-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Not that anyone gives a crap, but as you drive 550/50 from Ridgway to GJ, you follow the Uncomp. and Gunn. rivers as they flow northwards towards Grand Junction:

Ridgway: 7000 feet
Montrose: 5800 feet
Delta: 5000 feet
Whitewater: 4600 feet
Grand Junction: 4500 feet

This is really ... an entirely useless fact
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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Not that anyone gives a crap, but as you drive 550/50 from Ridgway to GJ, you follow the Uncomp. and Gunn. rivers as they flow northwards towards Grand Junction:

Ridgway: 7000 feet
Montrose: 5800 feet
Delta: 5000 feet
Whitewater: 4600 feet
Grand Junction: 4500 feet

This is really ... an entirely useless fact
Unless sensitivity to altitude is a factor in where you live--then it's very relevant.
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