Pulling a Trailer on Colorado Roads


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Navigating Colorado

Traveling mountain roads whle towing poses many unique challenges. You must be continually aware of the traffic and conditions around you to safely travel curvy roads. While pulling a trailer, boat, or other nonautomotive vehicles, you will be required to make wider turns, drive slower than others, and need more space in traffic. The following page provides helpful tips and tricks to help make your stay in Colorado safe and enjoyable as you experience everything the state has to offer. 

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Towing Super Cruising Tips & Tricks

Colorado offers numerous summer activities such as boating, fishing, camping, off-roading, and more! We want to ensure you are traveling safely while on your trip. There are several helpful tips to help you safely navigate Colorado’s winding roads as you visit the mountainous terrain. 

  • Give your brakes a break. Plan ahead of a downgrade by slowing down and downshifting into a lower gear. This not only helps on maintenance of your vehicle, but also is a safer method of speed control. 
  • A long wheel base makes it necessary to turn wider. It is important to adjust your lane position to increase your turning radius. 
  • When navigating curves, stay in the center of the lane for right turns and curves so your rear wheels will not move off pavement. For left turns, it is important to stay to the right of the lane to prevent the trailer from shifting. 
  • Narrow roads are challenging to navigate with any vehicle. 
  • When traveling dirt or unpaved roads, maintain proper speeds and don't drive too fast. Unexpected bumps, washboarding, and rocks could cause damage to your vehicles or result in a crash. 
  • It is important to downshift when navigating mountain switchbacks. Whether you are climbing or descending, it is important to follow the posted speedlimits and be conscious of signs alongside the road to safely make these maneuvers. 

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