Scenic places to take family in early May?
I have a WK2 Grand Cherokee.
Some relatives will be visiting in late April / early May. They've never seen Colorado before, and I would like to show them some scenic, pretty backcountry trails with huge views. It looks like a lot of the high passes, which are my personal favorites, won't be open by then.
Any suggestions where I should take them? I don't mind moderate trails if they're necessary to get somewhere good (e.g. 3 or 4 on the 1-10 scale), but I don't think they'll appreciate spending 2 hours in the passenger seat while I creep over rocks in some gulch with nothing to look at.
We will be starting in Colorado Springs, heading over to Aspen, and then making a detour to Rocky Mountain National Park before heading to Denver.