Probably. Figuring it would take more than 49 people to push through the whole of the route it might have been a good idea to have them along.
Bad news.A few months ago I was camped at the Amphitheater Campground above Ouray and some idiot drove his tractor-trailer rig up there - took about 8 hours to get him turned around. Although paved, the road is narrow with switchbacks and a clearly marked bridge that can't take the weight of a truck like that. They should do IQ tests for big rig drivers.