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  1. Sticky: Now closed for the winter.

    Tioga pass and Glacier point road have been confirmed closed on November 20th for the winter season on Yosemite's official website. So that's it for the winter season but keep an eye out for the...
  2. Arriving safe and actually arriving !

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    You really need to rethink this. I understand you want to get there quickly but you also want to get there safely, to do that you need at least 3 overnight...
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    I enjoy getting off Interstate and taking my time...

    I enjoy getting off Interstate and taking my time and although I don't know much about heading back east, we did enjoy the drive along US380 ('Billy the Kid trail') through Capitan,(Home of Smokey...
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    If you have decided to head south then I would...

    If you have decided to head south then I would say yes, the Sand dunes are worth a visit. Near Taos on US64 is the Rio Grande Gorge bridge which is worth a stop. Depending on conditions and what you...
  5. Sticky: Is this is it for the season ?

    The pass remains closed up to now with more snow due later in the week so you have to think, could this be it for the season ?

    Dave.
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    From what I'm seeing in the forecast it looks...

    From what I'm seeing in the forecast it looks like light snow flurries with little accumulation so I'm hoping you will be just fine. They are used to dealing with snow and ice in Colorado so the main...
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    Safe travels !

    Enjoy the ride and we will look forward to the updates!

    Safe travels.
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    Fantastic drive !!

    It's a great drive where you travel alongside the Arkansas river to Poncha springs before going over the continental divide at Monarch pass to the Gunnison river through the Currecanti Nat rec area...
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    I honestly don't think you have anything to be...

    I honestly don't think you have anything to be concerned about other than those same things in your home town. Just use common sense as to where you stay and if you get a feeling some place doesn't...
  10. Sticky: Travel info.

    For anyone who is planning to visit the park, this info on Wawona road will be of use to you.



    Dave.
  11. I would consider reducing the mileage this day...

    I would consider reducing the mileage this day and taking a little time to enjoy the drive. A stop in Lincoln along the Billy the Kid trail is worth it, Fort Stanton and a roadside stop at the Very...
  12. Remain (very) flexible.

    Hello and welocme to RTA !

    Your plan is certainly realistic on paper but you should really have a plan 'B' and 'C' and remain completely flexible. Keep researching and keep looking for places that...
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    Hey Rick. I agree, great captures as always....

    Hey Rick. I agree, great captures as always. Thanks for sharing.

    Dave
  14. Its worth heading to Canyon village and the...

    Its worth heading to Canyon village and the 'Grand canyon of the Yellowstone', it's amazing ! Unfortunately the Beartooth Highway (US212) has closed for the season so you could travel down to...
  15. Sticky: Yeah it kinda sucks.

    Hey Michael.

    Yes we did call June 15th in the last comp but it wasn't added to the Historic opening and closing page which is normally our 'Go to' for confirmation. Even though the pass is open,...
  16. Anything is possible but it still comes down to...

    Anything is possible but it still comes down to the time you have ? 5 days means you will only have time to drive the direct route in a safe manner, a week would allow a bit of time for going off the...
  17. Please tell us more !

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    Tell us a bit more about your trip. How much time do you have? Is it one way or a round trip and what are your interests. Once we get a better picture of the...
  18. Sticky: Wow, that Helitanker is a hell of a beast. It's a...

    Wow, that Helitanker is a hell of a beast. It's a shame there isn't a lot more of them available.
  19. Sticky: The 30th Tioga Pass Prognosticator, (TPP). Winter closing 2020

    Howdy folks.

    Due to the Corona virus pandemic we have decided to skip this years Winter closing contest as it seems the Tioga pass was never truly open. The road is only open to those with visitor...
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    Is there some place in particular you need to be...

    Is there some place in particular you need to be while in Utah ? That could change things. Also are you just looking for the quickest route or planning to make a few stops along the way?
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    Time and interests.

    Hello and welcome to RTA !

    To be able to give meaningful advice we would need to know a bit about your interests and how much time you will allow for the journey. Is there one particular place you...
  22. Enjoy !

    Have a great trip and please drop by and share your experience (and photos?) with us.
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    This is a thread from May 2019.

    This is a thread from May 2019.
  24. When are you planning to go ?

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    As Buck said above, 10 days will be much better than 7 as 4 of your days will be spent sat behind the wheel. At present one of those places closed down is...
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    Welcome back.

    Thanks for checking in with an update. Sounds like you had a good time besides the ticket !

    Dave.
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