Does anyone know the fastest route ? I checked mapquest but not sure if I-25 or the mountain route makes more sense...
From Co Springs it definitely makes sense to head South on the interstate first and then straight west. (Don't remember route numbers, don't feel like looking them up.) Not sure from Denver. What is it, about an hour from Denver to CoSpgs? Might make for a different answer.
I've driven from Denver to Crested Butte, which I think starts out the way you are talking about, in a snowstorm -- it was a pretty hairy drive.
I like the idea of stopping in Monarch - that was our CB plan, till the airlines ate one of our ski days. So we just drove on through.
I will take 285 route..... Looks like bluebird days Friday-Monday so no worries about storms.... Dont think Monarch works on this trip - but maybe as we head north to Vail after WC ....
Friday - Drive to WC via 285
Sat - Ski WC
Sunday - WC - Drive to Vail around 2pm
Monday - Vail/Beav
Tue - Early morning ski then 4:30pm flight home
All in all not a bad trip - was looking forward to relaxing a bit more - but this should be an adventure - and that I like...
Gearing up for Whistler in Feb - this should do it !!!!