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    Default Trip from Austin to Durango, Co to Montrose

    We are planning an RV (30ft fifth wheel) trip from Tx hill country to Durango and beyond (4wks), but are concerned about the mountain routes. We plan to go to Mesa Verde. Will probably stay at the National Park CGs as much as we can to save $$. We would like to go to Ouray, Montrose, & Silverton, (welcome travel recommendations of places not to miss in these areas) but are concerned some about the mountain roads. DH is experienced with driving trailer on mountain roads, but then again some roads just aren't made for trailer travel. We have been on a few that we just held our breath until we were off. Not much fun to hang on by your toenails. Prefer to avoid these types if possible.
    Would appreciate advice and input for this trip. Also tips on where to stay along the way.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Somewhere to start.

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    We had quite a time in this area in a 30ft RV last year, and although some passes were "challenging" we didn't have any problems with US550 [The "Million Dollar Highway"] or other routes we chose to travel after a little research. I think the best thing I can do at the moment is to direct you here to our trip that will give you an idea of what the roads are like and perhaps to answer some of your questions as to where to stay and maybe give you some fresh ideas. The trip starts in Denver but if you persevere we travel to the places you have already mentioned.

    If you have the time take a look and I will be pleased to answer any questions you might have.

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    Thanks Road Trip Guru,

    Love the photos!

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