Lots of good roads through the middle of the state. Just not sure about some of the passes that early in the season. If you are coming across 40, you can drop down 13 from Craig to Rifle - ok road, but a lot of dry high desert scenery. Better, head to Steamboat and drop down 131 through Oak Creek and Toponas. If there haven't been any recent storms, take 134 East over Gore Pass (one of my favorites), then drop down through Kremmling. If Gore pass does not look good, stay on 131 to Wolcott. If there have been recent storms, just stay on 40 to Kremmling and take 9 south Silverthorne.
If the weather gods favor you, 24 from Vail to Leadville and down the Arkansas River Valley is a beautiful ride. Then stay on 24 over to Pikes Peak.
Highway 9 from Silverthorne down to Highway 24 should be good as well. Both 24 and 9 south of I-70 are kept pretty clear with the winter sports traffic and should be in good shape.
You should still be able to avoid the interstate and get some good riding in.
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