Hey everyone,
First post on hf. My friend and I are planning a road trip on Nov 23. We have our sites set on Rocky mountain CO region and or Zion. We will be traveling by car from Buffalo NY, so ~24-30 drive time. We have to return by 12/1. We like to see some of the ghost towns in CO, and Zion arches if possible.

Gear: hammocks, quilts and tarps that have been proven below 0, and a 2 man tarptent for the occasion there may be no trees. Msr whisper light, snowshoes etc. We are hoping for snow but not a requirement.

Does anyone have any suggestions on location, sites, routes, anything that may help coordinate the trip? Once we settle on a route, we'll reach out to the forestry services for conditions etc.

Any suggestions are appreciated.