I was looking for suggestions on a six-day road trip around Colorado with my father who's in his sixties. We're meeting on Saturday June 23 in Denver, and then fly out on Friday June 29.
We are seeing a concert at Red Rocks Thursday night so we need to get back to the Denver area by late Thursday afternoon. Also, we plan stay one night in Telluride to visit a friend.
I'd like to break up the driving a bit, but one long 6-hour day is fine- preferably Thursday before the concert.
Trip goals: see as much scenery as possible and drive scenic mountain roads, maybe do one excursion (Durango train or whitewater rafting) hang out in cool towns in the evenings and drink good beer, ha ha.
Here's what I'm thinking, and any help would be great.
Saturday: Drive Denver to.... ? Something around 2-hour drive would be ideal as we don't get the rental car until 2PM and I have a very long day of traveling to get to Denver.
Monday: Telluride/Durango/Mesa Verda NP/Ouray
Tuesday: Telluride/Durango/Mesa Verda NP/Ouray
Wednesday: Telluride/Durango/Mesa Verda NP/Ouray
Thursday; Drive back to Denver area for concert
Friday: fly home
Again, any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks!Edited: 24 May 2012, 00:33