Re. Colorado: We seem to have two main choices there, too. 1) Take the ACA route which goes through Breckenridge, Fairplay, etc. or 2) Route to the west, taking in Carbondale, Hotchkiss, etc. Both routes, roughly speaking, taking us to Gunnison for a drop down Hwy 149 through Lake City and points south. I've read the run from Salida to Fairplay is pretty obnoxious, traffic, bad shoulders, etc. Opinions on the options?