Hi All - I have read a couple of Colorado posts already and found some good info, but I'm looking for some more... I am from east-central Iowa and have been a lot of places, but never Colorado. The wife and I would like to take a trip to Colorado sometime in August of this year. This will be mainly to see the sights, hit some national parks, etc - but while doing this I want to try to put the new Raptor through its paces. I have read about the last dollar trail - this is about 18 hours from home, whereas Denver is only 12 hours. Is there anything comparable around Denver to avoid going that far? Some of the pictures I have seen of the last dollar trail make me want to just spend the extra time and go that far, but if there is something comparable / better around that 12 hour mark, I would be all for it. What sights / national parks are the best? Is there a centralized location we could plan to book a room / airbnb at and go a different direction each day? Towns with good nightlife? What do you bring with (for the truck) ie - recovery items, tools, spare parts? I want to have the trip planned out in the next couple of months. We will most likely only be going for 5-6 days and one on each end will likely be devoted to driving out and back, so need 3-4 days worth of activities/sights. I am 100% open to any advice you all can give, this is my first time doing anything like this - we normally do the tropical thing, but (to me) its getting old. Thanks in advance!