I have posted on the road trip forum regarding the overall trip we are planning, but after sitting down with a map of Colorado and a whole lot of suggestions for places to visit, I need some expert help figuring out what to try and see in the time we have.
We will be traveling next July and August, and should arrive in CO toward mid-July. We are a family of 4, including two kids who will be 9 and 11 next year. We enjoy scenic drives and relatively easy hikes. Cities...okay to visit, but not somewhere to spend a lot of time. We don't mind the occasional long car day 10 hours) but prefer to keep it to 4-6 hours if possible.
I was originally thinking we would spend a week in Colorado, but the more I learn, the more I am thinking 10+ days would be better. We could probably do two full weeks and still want more!
We will be arriving from the east by car (minivan with low clearance if that matters for driving routes) and plan to continue to the Four Corners area into Arizona after seeing CO. We want to see GCNP while we are out that way.
Any help with an itinerary would be appreciated!