Grand junction is pretty. It's also 3-4 hours to slc resorts for variety. Glenwood canyon can be dicey but it closes or gets bad about 1/50th the Times of vail pass or Eisenhower tunnel.... Driving from GJ to Vail is nothing compared to auroral to Vail
Based on the mile marker it happened just after the zero creek switchback. The road cuts into the hillside just past zero creek headed towards Denver. It gets loaded with snow and not much in the way of anchors. It is about 60-100ft tall and loaded with snow. I bet that gave away and whacked the cars pretty good. Small load of snow in comparison to what the 80's or Stanley can do. I am sure it was a good scare but probably more of an inconvenience than life threatening. Though I wouldn't be surprised if some vehicles were totaled.
This is your Breckenridge Powder Forecast traffic report. Champ Fontaine here to tell you that if you live in Breckenridge you will be riding the chairlifts with mild inconveniences till about noon when all of the Front Range will finally show up and tell you how "epic" their powder day is. When we all know you got the goods long before they got here.
Is the "Full Retard" section of 70? Is that the section between Denver, Vail, Breck, etc? All the weekend warriors and tourist traffic outta Denver? My Company may have a position opening again in Grand Junction & I was just wunderin' if that western portion of 70 between GJ and the resorts is the same sort of shitshow when it dumps? (...also like to know cuz I'd have to be driving that section for work too!)
Do it if the pay is somewhat comparable. I'm sure it's way cheaper to live in GJ than Michigan anyway. Grand Junction is a pretty average town, it's not big. (40K maybe?) There's a few nice breweries but it never really gets packed.
I just hit Powderhorn Ski resort again for a couple days on the way back from our Utah trip. It's awesome. Fun terrain, cliffs, Aspen trees. It's a like a tiny (Utah) Brighton Ski Resort. 1800 people is a insanely busy day for Powderhorn, there's fresh runs for a week after it snows. The chairlifts are stupid slow, but that's to be expected with a mom and pop resort..
You'll never have to deal with traffic, even if you decide to hit summit county, nobody goes westbound. It only sucks between Denver and the pass/tunnel.
Last edited by MarshallV82; 03-08-2014 at 11:56 AM.