Here is a screenshot of Google maps of exactly where I would travel to given the chance! Right around the area of Aspen and the White River National Forest. I’ve heard some of the absolute best things about Colorado as a whole, and am so excited to go one day.
My ideal trip would be to drive out there and make plenty of trips along the way, then hopefully stay in or around Aspen for a week. The best trip would be to somehow incorporate back country skiing as well as some sort of hiking or camping!