With only weeks until the start of Drive 4 Corners, the official schedule and route map for the Colorado caravan has been put together and is ready for distribution! All participants are encouraged to attend as the individual caravans from UT, CO, TX, NM, and AZ officially kick off Drive 4 Corners 2016. Be sure to bring your camera, we will have a large group, which we will actually split into two separate driving groups, each with 20+ cars! See below for route and schedule information for the group drive.
The route combines scenic highway driving with an engaging twisty run through the canyon adjacent to Cañon City (there’s a reason for the name!). The end of Texas Creek and the adjacent canyon road lead us to our final meeting point, Salida, CO. This will be our main fuel point, bathroom stop, and lunch stop for those who aren’t bringing a brown bag. It will also serve as a great location for anybody heading south from Denver or the mountains along 285 to join up with us the group. Departure time from Salida will be 1:00pm (sharp) with the last ~2.5hour leg of the trip to go. Things open up a bit with some scenic views as we drive past The Great Sand Dunes, until we get near Del Norte and merge onto US-160. From here out, no more turn offs are required, and it’s an excellent drive up and back down the Continental Divide to Pagosa Springs. This was voted as the consensus #1 route to get to Pagosa Springs by the Drive 4 Corners Team.
Primary Meeting Point: 8:45am @ Park Meadows Mall JC Penney (8401 S Park Meadows Center Dr) We will gather up waivers and familiarize everybody with the route. Ask questions and be ready to hit the road at exactly 9:15am!
DEPART: 9:15am and travel south along I-25 towards Colorado Springs.
Secondary Meeting point: 10:15am @ The Walmart parking Lot on South Academy Boulevard (4425 Venetucci Blvd)
Additional participants from the Colorado Springs area will be waiting for the Denver caravan to approach. Please use restrooms and fill up on gas for a 10:45am sharp departure! Two caravan groups may split up, but will only be ~5 minutes apart.
DEPART: 10:45am sharp and travel to Hwy 115 and US-50 towards Canon City.
Salida, CO Stop: ~12:30pm in Salida, CO, meet up at the Walmart Supercenter on the west end of town (7865 US-50). Lunch will be on your own, we recommend bringing your lunch or getting fast food if you plan to travel with the caravan. Refuel if necessary and meet back for departure at the Walmart Supercenter lot (7865 US-50.)
Two driving groups will split with an early bird and late bird group.
Follow Poncha Pass over to Del Norte towards Wolf Creek. US-160 is a straight shot to Pagosa Springs. This will allow arrival to be ~3:30-4:00pm for the groups.
D4C volunteers will be at both Park Meadows and Colorado Springs locations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information if you have caravan questions or concerns.
*Notice: To be part of the caravan, all participants must sign the release waiver for liability reasons before we depart.