I know just a little of what you are talking about. I lived in Colorado
Springs for a while and have visited all over Colorado and Wy. Just
a few years back our daughter decided she had to live in Denver [Highland
Ranch Area] off the 470 loop. She went ahead in early October Mom and
Dad was to bring the furniture in late Oct. Well, that is when they had the
early blizard [worst in 50+ years] got stuck in Russell, Kansas and spent
two misserable days there and then had to fight all the traffic, snow, closed gas, snow, wind, snow, closed restaurants and other inconviences.
It sure was pretty in the rearview mirror.
Please be safe and enjoy. I just wished I were there.