I see you have decided on your trip. But....we drove to Montrose on 50 picked up 550 to 62 to 145 into Cortez. If I remember correctly, the hardest pulls were Monarch Pass and the climb just past the Telluride turn off going to Lizard Head Pass.
What the heck, it is all beautiful country which ever way you go
One of these days we hope to do Ouray like some of you have.
Tom, Patty, Hannah "The Big Dog" and Abby Kat, Indianapolis, Indiana 2000 36' FDS 72232 Our Photos
We live out in our old van. Travel all across this land. Drive until the city lights dissolve into a country sky, me and you - hand in hand.