We are planning out first Colorado trip driving out from WI. I want to spend some quality time in RMNP and we do some camping . I would like a quick look at Denver and also GSDNP. I would also like to see Mesa Verde and the SW part of the state.
I would like opinions on other areas in the NW to see and if Mesa would be biting off more than we should considering we are driving there and back from WI. We are seasoned travelers and have done 2 week trips, though I would like to keep this one to 12 days or so. Also any RMNP tips are appreciated. I am considering Mesa Verde, and Utah for another trip, but the the Durango area looks enticing.