My family (2 adults, 2 boys ages 11 and 14) is planning a trip to Colorado this June. After a few days in Denver, and several days in Breckenridge visiting with my husband’s family; we plan to do some exploring of the southwestern part of the state.
Our proposed itinerary is outlined below. Any feedback as to feasibility of distances traveled, amount of time spent per site, alternative locations for lodging, as well as the lodging choices would be helpful. Please note that due to my aversion to “scary” drives, at this point we’re planning to avoid the worst section of the Million Dollar Highway, and get between Montrose and Durango via the alternate route that goes by Telluride and Cortez.
June 19 – Arrive in Denver
June 20 – Denver Zoo and baseball game
June 21 to June 23 – in Breckenridge (condo)
June 24 – to Glenwood Springs (Glenwood Springs Lodge)
June 25 – to Co. National Monument;
overnight in Fruita (Comfort Inn or La Quinta Inn)
June 26 – to Black Canyon of the Gunnison
overnight in Montrose (Best Western Red Arrow)
June 27 – to Mesa Verde (Far View Lodge)
June 28 and 29– to Durango (Quality Inn or Ramada Limited)
June 30 – to Montrose
July 1 – to Denver; fly home on July 2