Originally Posted by crank
But will Telluride be worth the ride in December?
Inasmuch as SLC will be? Good bet in this El Niño if you are betting.
Trips like this always come down to comfort traveling in remote areas. For starters, I think that there are significant swaths sans cell phone coverage, although I haven't been down that way since 2012. The more my vehicle was geared towards remote travel, the more comfortable I would be. A rental with highway tires less so. That's just in the Book of Odds of the Unexpected.
I'm not sure how familiar the OP is with southern Utah, or where you are coming from. I think it is an awesome idea.