My friend and I want to drive to Colorado for a couple of days and then drive back. I'll be 17 and he'll be 18. We're graduating seniors from high school. We live in wichita, ks and we want to drive to the Leadville area of Colorado. It's 9 hours and 640 something miles. All of it is on the highway except further last half hour which is on a 2 lane country highway type road. This is in the mountains but there is actually a video of the whole road on YouTube and it was very flat. So there is not any 'advanced' mountain driving. My dad is not very on board with this idea. He doesn't think we could do the drive. We've both been on road trips that have required us to drive for hours at a time. Is this drive safe?