We will be doing a road trip in november from Chicago to LA, but I'm worried about driving in Colorado. My planned route leaves Amarillo tx on the 7th and arrives at grand canyon village on the evening of the 9th. I'd like to go up through Colorado springs, maybe Denver but not set on it then across to Grand Junction then down to the canyon.
I will be hiring the car from Chicago so I'm concerned about the traction laws/ if our car will be any good in colorado weather or if its just to risky. Is there a safe route across Colorado? I'd just like to see some of the scenery in colorado rather than drive through new mexico.
I should add we are Australian and have zero snowy weather experience..
The other route i can work out is the 50 straight across to Grand Junction.
Being safe which way should I go? Is the weather as bad as everyone makes it out to be or am I paranoid?
Thank you in advance