At the risk of being told off for asking too many questions of you guys, I'm back again as I just can't seem to get our itinerary right. My husband and I, my parents and my daughter (will be just under 2) will be arriving in Denver on 31 May. We have 14 nights and plan to spend the first 3 in Denver, and probably the final 2 in Colorado Springs. We don't want to spend huge amounts of time driving because I don't think it'll be that great for my daughter.
So, basically what we want to see is as folows but I'm a bit stumped as to the best way to do it, what order, and where to spend the nights? With 9 nights left we want to see:
RMNP (I was going to allow 2 nights?)
Colorado National Monument
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Million Dollar Highway (and surrounding towns: Ouray, Silverton etc), possibly a loop to incorporate whole San Juan Skyway but where best to stay?
Heard the drive over Monarch Pass was scenic and via Salida/St Elmo/Mt Princeton/Buena Vista towards Colorado Springs?
Any other suggestions?
Any thoughts gratefully reveived, else I will return to my maps again and stop harassing you guys!
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