Climbing out of Colorado

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US Route 40 branches off of I-70 West of Denver and climbs switchback after 20mph switchback thousands of feet up through Winter Park and off to Steamboat Springs. The bus pulled steadily up those mighty climbs, around those bendy winds, overlooking vast pine and leaf-shed aspens for as far as the eye could see. Snow capped mountains dropped thousand foot faces and the bitter chill sneaking through the cracks and crevices of her metal skin were a steady reminder that Autumn wanes early in this part of the Rockies, and Winter was on it’s way.

What better time to head for the coast?