Because It's Uphill
Loveland pass has an elevation of 11,991 feet above Sea Level.
Denver, Colorado, about 60 miles away, is about 5600 feet above Sea Level.
That's an average grade of 2% for 60 miles, although the road at its steepest point is about a 15% grade.
So, no matter how you slice it, no matter how badly you're fleeing from a drug-deal-gone-bad, making it to Loveland pass in under half an hour is quite the accomplishment.
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