Looks like the drive from Frisco is about 3.5 hours...though I thought i remembered a quicker way, through Taylor Rez area? Could be wrong.
May also drive to Glenwood Springs and meet friend, then drive from there. Only about 2.5 hours from there, it seems--as long as Mapquest is telling truth about seasonal route being open, which I assume it is.
Any info I don't know about these routes? Thanks!