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It is not the elevation it is the grade that is so bad on the Transmountain. It is a good test of your climbing ability and braking. One test was enough for us. Looks good on paper.

 

I looked up the grade in Mountain Directory: 6% for 6 miles from the west; 7% for 4 miles from the east; side note in directory "extremely steep on both sides near the summit"

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That's why I asked the question, we used to ride dirt bikes up there and they built Transmountain on the side of the mountain with huge grades on both sides and I didn't think I'd like towing a 5th wheel over it.

 

If you use 404 it's through a valley and it's only about a 500' difference compared to a 1500' on Transmountain.

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If that short up and down is bothersome, how does everyone get over the numerous passes in the west?

 

If the goal is just to get through El Paso, then taking 3255/213 north off of Loop 375 to 404 is both easier and quicker than going over the mountain. And, when you get back on IH10, you're out of all the El Paso traffic.

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Why go over the pass when there are 2 easy ways around it? Probably takes a lot longer to climb the pass than any of the routes around it. Original question wasn't about the pass, thread morphed. Original question was whether the intersection was finally finished at 375/I10.

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I have not been through there recently but for what it is worth, Google maps is usually very good at showing road construction areas, and they do not show anything that intersection. However, the Texas Road Conditions site shows construction on 375 between I-10 and US-62. My thinking based on the Google map is that you will not run into construction at the intersection in question.

 

My two cents.

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We just went on Loop 375 last week and had no problems what so ever. There was one section where they were pouring concrete in the center of the highway, but it did not so us down. We were able to go 65 mph the whole way from I-10 on the east side to the west side with no slow downs. This is one way that I would highly recommend going through El Paso.

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Should you decide to take I10 through El Paso, I recommend that you not do it at about sundown. There are places, right in the middle of much traffic, where the sun is low enough to shine directly in your eyes. Not a good experience in my opinion.

Catfish

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Did this route on the way to Quartzsite this year and will never drive thru the El Paso mess again in either direction. Don't care whether it is rush hour or not, I-10 is not fun thru EP.

We also used I-8 to Gila Bend then 85N to I-10 to avoid the Phoenix mess as well...smooth!

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