Driving through Utah I took these pictures from the car while Mike was driving on I-70.
Entering Colorado Welcome to Colorful Colorado!
Mike and I made a very quick stop at the visitor center in Vail Pass....quick, because we were outrunning a snowstorm. (Yes, it's spring time in the Rockies, which means you may be trying to outrun an incoming snowstorm in May.) One of the reasons we had been skedaddling after reaching Grand Junction was that we knew we had to go up the hill to the famous Eisenhower Tunnel. The hill is about 6 miles long at a 4-6% grade...not too much of a challenge for the Jetta in good weather, but if we had waited until the road got slick....
Here's Mike outside the visitor center in Vail Pass.
Here's the view of the piles of snow from inside the Visitor Center at Vail Pass.