I am driving from Houston, Texas to Boise, Idaho. I leave in a couple of weeks, on Feb 7, 2016. I really would like to take a scenic route but am a bit wary of driving in the mountains in the snow. Map apps suggest going Hwy 50 from Walsenberg, NM up to Interstate 70 @ Grand Junction, CO then up Hwy 191 to Spanish Fork, UT, then up through Salt Lake and to Boise. Alternatively, I could to up through Dallas to Amarillo, through Colorado Springs, up to Cheyenne Wyoming and over to Salt Lake. Anyone have any advice for someone who is not used to driving in snow or in mountains? Am I crazy to choose to go up through Utah? Who moves from the sub-tropics to Boise in the winter??
Thanks so much for your insights.