Well it's a little over 6 weeks before we embark on our next RV adventure so I thought I would put our itinerary out there and see what you think.
We fly into Denver on Sept 27th and pick up the RV in Westminster the following morning and then we are off !
In bold is booked.
Mon 28th] We head West towards Nederland to pick up the Peak to Peak highway  North and then to Estes park, making a pit stop at Lily lake on route. To get to Nederland it's a toss of the coin whether to go via 'Coal creek canyon drive' [72 West] or Boulder canyon drive  so if anyone has a suggestion let me know. I am not worried about quickest but the most scenic. We are staying at Morraine park campground.
Tues 29th] A day along the bear lake corridor hiking etc and evening in Estes park and stay the night.
Weds 30th] Early[ish] start over the Trial ridge road, crossing the continental divide to Grand lake for lunch and a wander around and then we head towards Leadville/Twin lakes but not before a little detour over Loveland pass and the C.D once more.
Thurs 1st Oct Another work out in a 30ft RV as we plan to head over Independence pass through Aspen to Glenwood springs. We then head towards Fruita and the James M. Robb Colorado river state park for the night. [Thanks to AZBucks list off places just off Interstate.] On route we hope to do a drive around the Colorado NM while trying not to lose the roof of the RV through the tunnels !
Fri 2nd] We are staying at Arches NP campground and exploring the park and maybe head into Moab for the evening. From Fruita we will head for Cisco down the 128 passing Fisher towers and Castle valley.
Sat 3rd] A little time in the park before heading "across the road" to Canyonlands and hoping to have enough time for a quick visit to Dead horse point. From then we head South on 191 towards Bluff, stopping at Wilson Arch on route. We had hoped to include Canyon De Chelley and it's still possible but we need to be close to Mesa Verde for the morning so time will tell.
Sun 4th] A short drive to Mesa Verde and enjoy a couple of tours and stay in the park for the night.
Mon 5th] Start out heading up the San Juan skyway to Telluride and then continue towards Black canyon and Currecanti recreation area and stay in this area for the night.
Tues 6th] This morning is the first [and only] bit of back tracking as we head back to Ridgeway and continue South on the "Million dollar highway"[ part of the San Juan skyway] and to Pagosa springs.
Weds 7th Tonight we stay at the Great sand dunes NP but to get there we are planning to "dip" into New Mexico crossing the gorge bridge into Taos [Pueblo] and if time permits driving a large part of the "Enchanted circle" past Angel fire, [home to a Viet war memorial] Eagle Nest, Red river to Questa and North to Fort Garland and the Dunes.
Thurs 8th] Today we head for Manitou springs and Garden of the gods and maybe [hopefully] cave of the winds. In the evening a trip to Seven falls would be great but might be too much. A lot will depend on the route we take, I like 2 lanes and like to travel via Salida but Interstate looks tempting to give us more time at M springs.
Fri 9th] Start out with Pikes peak and then head to Golden for "the last supper," through the Pike National forest if time permits. I can't find a definitive answer if RV's are allowed to drive up Pikes peak or not,[I know, I know !] the official website doesn't note any restrictions on size. I think the girls are veering towards the cog railway but I would love to join the likes of Arri Vatanen and co and drive up it. Does anyone know if there are restrictions ? Have you seen a large RV up the top?
Am I mad ? [I already know that one !!]
Sat 10th Get packed up, empty the RV tanks, go to the car wash to clean the RV and be back in Westminster for 12 noon to drop the RV off. To the airport for a 4.55 pm flight. We arrive in London Sun at 11.15am pretty exhausted no doubt.
Although there are not a lot of miles involved I know a lot of them are going to be extremely slow and we will have some long days to enable us to see things along the way, even if we have to juggle a little.
I would appreciate any comments/suggestions, good or bad !
Thanks for looking !