US Highway US 40 near Rabbit Ears Pass
Speed limit from the top of Rabbit Ears Pass clear into
Steamboat Springs is 50 MPH all the way down (going west) into the valley and then 55 MPH for about 5 miles into town. I think about 3 state patrol and one or two county types are assigned to that area and one of them is on patrol at all times. Thing is, the road is good and clear with mostly very light traffic. It is almost impossible to stay at or near 50MPH without using a gear low enough to keep you at 20MPH or burning your brakes.