The real problem for us Texans going from Alb. up to Durango was the changing topography the further north we went!
I kept finding myself slowing down as we both were saying WOW - look at that
had to stop and take pics and walks and then set the cruise control so I would not slow down too much
The couple that met us there are very 'cautious' drivers and had 50 to 100 cars piled up behind them :(
on the big grades just remember to STAB the brakes and let off to slow down...
I'll bet someone recognizes this view: