I spent the night in Glenwood Springs, CO – last resting place of John “Doc” Holliday. I woke to snow that seemed to clear bit by 9AM. I drove the Colorado River Road (County Road 301 to CO131) as recommended in John Fielder’s Best of Colorado. This road leaves I-70 at Dotsero and roughly parallels the Colorado River for approx 50 miles through State Bridge and intersects again with I-70 at Wolcott. The road, mostly well-maintained dirt and easily traveled by passenger car, passes through some beautiful country. You’ll see something different around each turn and over each hill – the 50 mile trip could take all day to account for all the photo stops.
Later, you may run into this same group of Big Horn Sheep.
After returning to I-70, I drove to Rocky Mountain NP over Vail Pass (10K plus) and via the Peak to Peak Highway…with some decent snow flurries.