Driving for Kids 2023 - The Overall Route by Day

Day 1 - Friday September 22nd- From the Front Range to Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Depart from Hagerty Garage in Littleton, CO, or the Garden of the Gods Trading Post in Colorado Springs, depending on which is closer to your home. After coffee and an orientation meeting, drive west on various specially chosen roads to Buena Vista for our rendezvous with the other half of our group and for lunch. After lunch, we drive over the Continental Divide on Independence Pass to our dinner and overnight lodging in Glenwood Springs, CO.

Day 2- Saturday September 23rd – Glenwood Springs, CO to Gunnison, CO

When we leave Glenwood at 9:00 we will take I-70 through the canyon to Roundup River Ranch and what you have declared the highlight of each Driving for Kids trip, a visit to the kids; and then retrace our steps a bit through Glenwood Canyon the other way then on to our lunch in Carbondale, CO. From there we cross over McClure pass to one of our old favorite roads around the Black Canyon then east on US 50 to get to our dinner and overnight lodging in Gunnison, CO. In a reprise of past Driving for Kids events in Gunnison we will once again visit one of our all-time favorites the Ol’ Miner in Gunnison for some great hospitality and food that never disappoints.

Day 3- Sunday September 24th Gunnison, CO to Alamosa, CO

This third day will have some of the best aspen viewing potential as we depart about 8:30 back west on US 50, then south on CO 149 through Lake City and over Slumgullion Pass, then on to our rest stop in Creede. After this, we run to South Fork then over Wolf Creek Pass to lunch in Pagosa Springs next to the San Juan River. After lunch, we will head south into New Mexico to Chama, and then follow the Cumbres & Toltec RR route for a majestic trip on one of New Mexico’s best roads. You’re gonna love this one! Once we get back into Colorado and reach Antonito, it will be a straight shot to our lodging and dinner in Alamosa.

Day 4 – Monday, September 25th – Alamosa, CO, to the Front Range, CO

Depart about 9:00 east over La Veta Pass to our Walsenburg rest stop then use a short chunk of I-25 to Colorado City. You workaholics can head all the way home on Interstate 25, or continue with us through the Greenhorn Valley past Bishop’s Castle, to our lunch in Florence. At lunch we will officially finish the 8th DfK event and from there we will take CO 115 to Colorado Springs. From Colorado Springs the Denver folks can choose CO 105 or CO 83 for a nice stress free drive home or stay on I-25 to Denver or beyond.

That will really finish the Eighth annual Driving for Kids Run. You can be proud that you were with us for another edition of this great event. See you next year.

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