This is my first road trip longer than a weekend getaway. Please let me know what you think. Will be doing this with boyfriend and 2 dogs. I am somewhat concerned about the hassle of setting up/breaking down camp so frequently, but I don't think it will be really bad considering we have a very easy tent to set up and only bring the bare essentials.
Approx 800 mi in 9 Days.
Day 1 - Drive Denver to Buena Vista via 285. (Approx 2 hrs 45 min). Set up camp near Cottonwood Lake. Spend day fishing and hiking.
Day 2 - Break down camp, drive Buena Vista to Gunnison via Highway 50 (Approx 2 hrs). Set up camp at Curecanti National Recreation Area. Spend day swimming, fishing, possibly canoeing.
Day 3 - Hike Black Canyon of the Gunnison nearby. Sleep in Curecanti again.
Day 4 - Break down camp, drive Gunnison to Alta Lakes near Telluride via 550/Million $ Hway to Ophir Pass (scenic 4-wheel pass - approx 3 hr). Set up camp. Spend day hiking, fishing, etc.
Day 5 - Break down camp, drive Telluride to Navajo State Park by taking Ophir Pass back to 550 (Approx 3 hrs). Set up camp. Stay 3 nights. Spend days canoeing, fishing, hiking, swimming and hanging out.
Day 8- Break down camp. Drive Navajo to Buena Vista area (Approx 3 hrs 45 min). Camp at Ruby Mtn Campground right off Arkansas River.
Day 9 - Break down camp & drive home via 285.
Any feedback greatly appreciated. Thanks.