A route through Southern Utah would be my choice, come into Colorado from the 4-corners area. Start in Cortez, ride up the Dolores river to Telluride or shoot over to Durango and ride up through Ouray. I'm in Montrose, CO. Stop by!
Make sure to leave early in the morning to head west, it's gonna be toasty heading west out of Santa Monica!
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