Driving for Kids 2019 - The Route
Because there are two sections of road that remain unfinished, though currently under improvement, we cannot release the precise route until we have driven it which will be late next spring after snow melt. If these road sections are not suitable the route will still be really good, just not amazing, so bear with us for the announcement and get your entry plans made for September 21-24, 2019.
While details will be forthcoming in the route book, the general route looks like this:
Day One, Saturday September 21st:Depart from Hagerty’s Golden Headquarters at 10:00 after continental breakfast and driver orientation. We head up through Clear Creek Canyon, over Berthoud Pass through Winter Park and on to Granby for lunch. After lunch, we drive west to Kremmling and a rest stop, then over Gore Pass and down to Wolcott where we then turn along the Colorado River to the high point of the day; a visit to the Roundup River Ranch and the kids there. We’ll spend about 1 ½ hours at the ranch then take Colorado River Road to I-70 and through Glenwood Canyon to our lodging and dinner in Glenwood Springs.
Day Two, September 22nd:Depart about 9:30, drive west over McClure pass to Delta for lunch. Then we go southwest to a splendid car museum and lodging and dinner in Gateway, CO.
Day Three, Monday September 23rd:Depart about 9:30 south on one of the best roads in CO that winds through red rock canyons along the Dolores river. We cross the Dallas divide to our lunch in Ridgeway then to Montrose and east on US 50 to Gunnison for the night.
Day Four, Tuesday September 24th:Depart about 9:30 north toward Crested Butte. From there we head east on a wonderfully surprising road to Buena Vista, our lunch stop, and awards presentation. After lunch, we head east on US 285/US 24 back to Denver or Colorado Springs.
That will finish the fourth annual Driving for Kids Run. You can be proud that you were with us for the fourth edition of this great event. See you next year!