This is part of a series that discusses a western road trip that can blow your recreation mind, in winter or summer. Because I'm a big snowhead, I'll refer to the ski resorts a lot, but these areas have world class recreation in most categories and seasons.
From Eagle County to the lower lying Colorado/Utah high desert, it's an easy drive.
The highway is wide, fast and there aren't many people on it. You're pretty far from any major metro area, and it feels that way. We stopped in Glenwood Springs for wings, and I kind of wished we were staying there.