Taking a road trip from home (Austin, TX) to Ouray, CO June 6-17, 2012. I know we will have to layover one night on the way up and on the way back down because we are traveling with our 3 yo son. I have LOTS of questions! First, does anyone have any advice as far as what route will be easiest from TX to CO? Was thinking of going up through Lubbock, laying over in Roswell NM then up to CO. The other option was staying on major highways by going up through Amarillo, laying over in Amarillo and then to CO. Either way is about the same time/distance. I just worry about a gajillion miles of nothing to see and no places to stop.
Also - once I'm in CO, I will stay for a whole week. Looking at daytrips to Silverton, Durango, Telluride, maybe even Moab UT. Have already been to Mesa Verde and Garden of the Gods and that whole area about a year ago. Anyone have any recommendations?
Side note - we will be traveling in our 1991 Chev K5 Blazer 4x4. We are interested in getting off of the beaten path a little bit in CO once we are there. Any suggestions?
Thanks all! I know it's a lot of questions! I am SUPER excited!