We are attending the Ducks/Buffaloes football game on October 5th and then would like to be in Albuquerque by Wednesday evening, the 9th, to spend a few days at the balloon festival before flying home on Saturday the 12th.
So this is just a thought:
Sunday: Grand Junction
Monday: Mesa Verde
Mom likes history, I like great food and scenery. We both like the outdoors and will want a few short (easy) hikes.
Suggestions for a better itinerary? I would also consider putzing around the Denver area for a few days and then flying to Albuquerque on Wednesday if that's a better option. We do like road trips though. Neither of us has been to Colorado but my mother has been to NM once.
I appreciate any ideas!