October 15th, 2009
Colorado was an interesting contrast of topographies. To the east, the state is essentially flat (with a gradual rise in elevation to the mountains) and nothing but farmland. To the west, Colorado is very mountainous, of course. I didn’t realize the last time I drove this route west that the continental divide was traversed while in a tunnel – somewhat ironic in my opinion. Nevertheless, Colorado was a great drive. Unfortunately, Rocky Mountain National Park was closed for the winter, which is one of the coolest drives in the States - should you make it there in agreeable weather and when the park is open to the public during other times of the year. Overall, Colorado has been one of the best states for interesting drives in terms of scenery since the beginning of sojourn.
For this trip, Interstate 70 and U.S. Hwy. 6 were driven, both toll and Colorado roads were in "ok" condition and receive a grade of "B", from what I saw of them.