I-70 West of Denver, Colorado

I-70 West of Denver, Colorado

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I-70 West of Denver, Colorado

June 21: Golden, Colorado (just west of Denver).

We are in Clear Creek City Park N39° 45.197' W105° 13.193' in Golden, Colorado. The campground is located on the south side of 10th street at the end of the road. Clear Creek City Campground is one of the nicest (location wise) campgrounds you can stay in (our opinion). located on Clear Creek 3-blocks from downtown Golden. They have paved interior roads with small backin sites (mature trees are so wonderful); 50-amps, water and sewer, $28.91 per-night 303-278-1437. There is a 2-week max stay before you have to leave the park and they do not take reservations.

Interstate 70 from Loveland Basin and Eisenhower Tunnel

loveland Basin




When heading east on I-70 all you have to do is put the car in neutral and zoom back to Golden since it is all down hill from the Continental Divide at Eisenhower Tunnel.


Steep Grade and Runawy Truck Ramp near Eisenhower Tunnel


Only a few miles from Eisenhower Tunnel on this steep grade is a big sign telling truckers that there is a "runaway truck" ramp ahead. Sure enough the runaway truck ramp came into view just around the bend.

I-70 is downhill back to Golden & Denver when heading east from the Continental Divide



Heading east on I-70 is downhill all the way to Golden and Denver. Big rigs like 18-wheelers and motorhomes have to be careful when coming down grades like this. It is easy for the vehicle to get too much speed. As you can see this is a steep grade.



Mining operation near Idaho Springs, Colorado

Mining operation near Idaho City, Colorado





This mining operation is visible from I-70 around Idaho Springs.

Brilliant colors of the mine tailings form a striking view from I-70.


Expressway between I-70 and Central City



In Idaho Springs we detoured over to Central City on their new express way from I-70. The expressway removes the treacherous hairpin turns of older roads and replaced it with a series of 10% grades.

Gambling busses really love those 10% grades, NOT!

Here are some other Travel Adventures in this area that may interest you:

Golden, Colorado -- Kayaking Clear Creek in Golden, Colorado -- Golden Farmer's Market --

Hang Gliding on Lookout Mountain -- Buffalo Bill's Grave on Lookout Mountain -- Nature Center on Lookout Mountain

Evergreen, Colorado and Bear Creek scenic drive -- Dinosaur Ridge near Morrison, Colorado

Central City & Black Hawk, Colorado -- Mountain Goats of Mount Evans -- Clear Creek Canyon Scenic Drive

The Oh-My-God Road from Central City to Idaho Springs -- Boulder Canyon Scenic Drive -- Golden, Colorado

Evergreen, Colorado -- Kayaking fun in Clear Creek Golden, Colorado -- Mount Evans Scenic Drive -- Lookout Mountain

Summit Lake on Mount Evans ** Loveland Pass on I-70 ** Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70 ** Colorado Ski Areas

Oversize Loads on US-6 ** I-70 West of Denver ** Clear Creek Water Sports Golden, Colorado

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Until next time remember how good life is.

Mike & Joyce Hendrix

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