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Bunker

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Posted: 07/27/21 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is this going to be a white knuckle drive going over Monarch Pass with a 45 foot 5th wheel? I've driven on 550 between silverton and ridgway (NOT with a 5th wheel but a truck camper and a cargo trailer behind) and I will NEVER do that drive again with a cargo trailer and truck camper) road is too sketchy for me with.

Is HWY 50 like this? Anyone done this with a 45 footer?

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I can tell you for sure that 50 from Montrose to Gunnison is much easier than 550. Beyond Gunnison, I don't know.

And as of right now, Google routes you around a construction zone east of Montrose. Don't know how long that project will go on.


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Posted: 07/27/21 07:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would say it is nothing like 550.
Gunnison Canyon is a little narrow. Not bad though. Great campground on eastern end of lake, Elk Creek Campground.
You should have no problems.
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Posted: 07/27/21 08:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hwy 50 is a piece of cake. The construction between Montrose and Gunnison can cause you problems though.


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Avoid the construction by travelling on the weekend.


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Bunker wrote:

Is this going to be a white knuckle drive going over Monarch Pass with a 45 foot 5th wheel? I've driven on 550 between silverton and ridgway (NOT with a 5th wheel but a truck camper and a cargo trailer behind) and I will NEVER do that drive again with a cargo trailer and truck camper) road is too sketchy for me with.

Is HWY 50 like this? Anyone done this with a 45 footer?


Not like RT 550 - just like most other passes in Colorado - not easy but you gotta get over those Mountains - The issue is the Construction that basically has the road closed all week and only open on the Weekend,

https://www.codot.gov/news/2021/april-2021/us50-little-blue-creek-detours

https://www.codot.gov/news/2021/april-2021/us50-little-blue-creek-detours

Look at CDOT and just be smart.

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Posted: 07/28/21 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This site gives the weekday closure schedule: https://www.us50info.com

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