I'm trying to get a sense from locals and frequent drivers to Vail how bad the roads could be between there and Denver. I have read the existing threads on driving from Vail and when possible Fly into Vail or get on a shuttle. But I am looking to potentially make some additional stops in Denver and on the way up so am looking to rent a car.
I went to school at CU Boulder and have made the summit county drive several times, though several years ago. I'm familiar with winter driving and make my way up to Tahoe during the winter.
But what I'm not sure is it possible for the roads to be so bad we wouldn't make it up because roads may be closed or the tires aren't sufficient? Or will it just take a really long time and be stressful winter drive? We get into Denver at 8:00 pm so it is going to be cold at the very least driving up at night. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome