I can't say for sure. Crossing the Colorado Rockies about three weeks ago (same trip as the 8 below in Gunnison) I noticed the altimeter was steady at 9480ft even though we were definitely climbing, and had been for several miles.
Ripped from a post on the VW Vortex....pleiad7 said:Where is the guy from India who drove his Chevy Forester on the highest passable road in the world in the Himalayas? It was like 18000 ft...
Wagn-wagn said:Visiting mommy in Teluray Colorado (elevation 10,300ft) last fall I did 10,640ft Coal Bank Summit, 10,915ft Molas Pass, 11,008ft Red Mountian Pass on Hwy 550 btwn Durango and Ouray and then 11,312ft Monarch Pass Hwy 50 on the way back to Tejas.
Was my XT's first road trip. It handled it very well, to much snow to check out Yankee Boy Basin:frown:
He even posted some pics on the old forum of his Forester in front of the sign at the mountain pass. Unfortunately they were lost after the first Russian hack attack. :frown:N10S said:Ripped from a post on the VW Vortex....
"Highest Motorable Road
The highest motorable road in the world is in the Khardungla Pass, Kashmir, India. At its highest point it climbs to an altitude of 5,682 m (18,640 ft). It was completed in 1976 by the Border Roads Organization, New Delhi, and has been open to motor vehicles since 1988. The Khardungla pass is one of the three passes on the mountainous Leh to Manali road route. "
You are very smart pleiad7..!
I was waiting for someone to ask. Telluride is only about 9000ft. Telluray is moms private ranch just north of Mt. Sniffels btwn Ouray and Telluride, thus the Telluray name. It's on the edge of the Uncompahgre national forest at the base of the mountian up ten miles on country road 7 from Ridgway. Right now there is a base of twelve feet of snow at there house.Quicksilver said:Wagn-
Was that Telluride, Colorado (elevation 10,300ft)?
Alright smartypants...I drove up to the Grays/Torreys trailhead (11,270 ft) when we did Grays last summer. Very rough road...especially with FSTi springs, STi RSB and 225/50-17 tires. :wink:pepperblues said:....yea, but those are PAVED roads.
Hagerman is a real four wheel only pass. :bananapowerslide:
:wink: hehehehehe :wink:Alright smartypants..
I guess that is something you have to decide w/a Forester,Very rough road...especially with FSTi springs, STi RSB and 225/50-17 tires.