Ok, we are planning a road trip from Orange County, California (southern CA) to the Denver/Boulder areas of Colorado with our two girls (6 & 8) and our 6 month old Bichon Frise puppy this Christmas. :) This trip will take place from Dec. 18 through the 31st. We already have a cabin reservation near the Allenspark/Raymond area for Dec. 23 through the 26 (checking out on the 27th), but we still need to reserve dog friendly hotels around Louisville, Littleton, and Colorado Springs as we are checking out places to maybe move to some day. I don't mind maybe taking a more scenic route into Colorado as we are planning to make the trip in two days (or more) as we want the kids to see the Four Corners (where Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico meet..), but probably will want the quickest route out, so that won't need to be scenic. Any ideas..route suggestions, hotel suggestions, etc?? Any hotels near the four corners too?
Also, as we'll be driving our Honda Odyssey, will we need snow chains? I'm not sure how bad the roads get in CO in December?