On a motorcycle trip several years ago Suzanne and I made a brief stop in Glenwood Springs, Colorado before heading south to Durango. In fact, over the years we've spent quite a bit of time in Colorado skiing and recreating. I once spent a sleepless week of skiing in Breckenridge - unable to acclimate to the 9000' base elevation. But other than that, we've very much enjoyed spending time in this part of the country. The Rocky Mountains rock! It says so right there in their name!
It was about a 300 mile drive along I-70. We left Seibert, CO around 9:30am and arrived at Glenwood Canyon RV Resort at 2:30pm.
The sign read "Denver 75 mi" when the Rockies first appeared on the horizon - deceptively distant. Traffic got quite heavy as we approached the city limits but thinned out significantly once the 'mile high' capital was in our rearviews.
It's always a bit of a chug getting up and over the Continental Divide but the Tour's 450 Cummins propelled her 45,000 lbs., a couple thousand lbs. of cargo, our 5000 lb. Chevy Traverse, Suzanne, me and the dogs up to and through the Eisenhower Tunnel at 11,158' above sea level with barely a ten degree swing of the temp gauge needle.