Howdy, folks. It's been a while.
I'm planning my next great road trip for May 2014, and I can't remember ever having driven in Colorado except in summer. If I make a giant loop trip from LA via Albuquerque and back via Denver, what are the chances of getting through Rocky Mountain National Park via Estes Park? Is there usually too much snow in May?
Any places that are "must sees" if we take I-40 to Albuquerque and up to southeast Colorado via Raton (or going as far as Amarillo and driving straight up state roads)? The only reason to go to Amarillo I can think of is to take a family photo at the Cadillac Ranch. Historic sites will get a priority, so I reckon we'll stop by Bent's Old Fort.
I'd love to see Mesa Verde and Pecos National Monument, but I don't think we'll have time to get that far off track.
BTW, this will be a trip with me, my wife, and our 2 daughters (7 and 14).