Jonathan Bailey Posted March 19, 2014 Report Share Posted March 19, 2014 The Colorado Rockies stand in the way, of course, or do they? I suppose following the Colorado River and the highway over the continental divide would keep altitude to a minimum. In MS FSX, I followed the Amtrak (California Zephyr) train line to from GJ to Granby then 40 south to I70 at Empire then crossed the divide eastward into Denver and stayed below 12,000 feet during the whole trip. Most of the trip was below 10,000 feet. Highways and railroads through mountain country are constructed to remain at the lowest possible altitude as it is cost-effective to build them and being that helis are happier at lower altitudes, they do best to follow the trains, rivers and the cars except through tunnels, of course. Railroads and highways try to use mountain passes, canyons and valleys as much as possible and that is what I did in flight sim. In the real world, I actually did ride the Amtrak from Grand Junction to Denver. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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