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Old 05-07-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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N. Cascades highway towable?

I have a book on scenic drives. It mentions the N. Cascades International Loop thru the National Park and up into Canada. Has anyone been over this road? Should I camp and drive part of it without towing or are there pullouts for trailers?
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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There is a bit of a climb but the scenery is fantastic. I have been over the pass with a passenger car but not with an RV.
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Drove Rt 2 from Glacier NP to Everett Washington. This portion was beautiful and no problem. Make sure to stop by Grand Coolee Dam for the 2 hour Laser Light Show on the front of the dam with the water flowing over it.
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The road down to the dam parking lot is steep but we took our Monty down and back up with no problems. Parking lot had plenty of room.
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What route are you taking hiway 2 or 20 there is a difference.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:11 AM   #6
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Hwy 20 is ok for towing. Just take your time.

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:28 AM   #7
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Hwy-20 is a two lane road with passing lanes at most climes. Most traffic is on the weekends, but traffic during the week is light. Westbound there are some 5-6% climes and 6% downhill grades. If stopping for the night in the Eastern Washington area of Hwy-20 try the old west town of Winthrop, and stay in the Pearrygin Lake State Park or the private RV Park next to it. At Washington pass (road is NF-500) there is a great lookout of the hairpin turn on Hwy-20 and Liberty Bell mountain, Lookouts over Diablo lake are also worth stopping at.
Have fun and enjoy!!
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Fire5er - is the hairpin curve on 20 doable with a Monty? Everyone else has said 20 is okay, but a real hairpin would seem too much.....
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Is the hairpin curve on 20 doable with a Monty...Yes it is. It is a nice big wide sweeping turn that is more like a switchback. Don't worry about Hwy-20 RVers & truckers use it all the time during the summer. You will have a great time.
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