Hello, I am contemplating driving to Colorado Springs this Winter (Dec./Jan.) with two little ones so I will need plenty of stops. I am a little experienced with road trips as I have drove from Texas to Ca several times. I never used chains while driving through snow on those trips so I am not sure if I will need them for this one. My previous trips were pretty flat except for going through Arizona and Ca. I'd like to know things like which route is best for coming out of Northern Ca to Colorado, what is the terrain like out that way, etc. I am not concerned about time as I am looking at 20-22 hrs anyway. I will not be towing anything, but I will have a large load in the pick up bed.