Spent Tuesday driving from Denver to Ouray, CO--300+ miles. Beautiful high passes and even a bit of snow at 11,300 ft!
Stayed at the Thistledown campground for the night. Nice place next to the river. Took off at 10:30 with a touch of trepidation.
The road to Imogene from the Ouray side is a trail in places. The rig did great, but it was pretty rough until timberline.
The summit: 13,182 ft! Had some lunch and got exhausted firing up a stogie.
The drive down the Telluride side was much smoother, but I did have to pull over many times to let uphill traffic through.
Mostly Jeeps, but did have to wait for a couple of Romney-schlongs in a Range Rover and an Infiniti thing motoring to the summit with their windows up and A/C on. That is to off-roading what dressage is to horseback riding.
Also passed a bunch of pick-up trucks with old people thrown in the back. Seems some intrepid entrepreneur had come up with the Colorado version of an ice-floe. Or, maybe, they were on a tour.
Plus the aliens had landed: