Planning a summer road trip through Colorado. I have experience driving Colorado Mt passes in a car, but for this trip it will be my truck and a 33 ft travel trailer. As the title says I am looking for driving advice between Ouray and Mesa Verde NP. – I will not be driving on the million dollar highway (US 550) Option 1: High way 62 to high way 145. Lizzard Pass on highway 145 and there appears to be one other pass on 62. In general what can I expect on this drive. Are there any tight turns, steep drop offs etc. Option 2: Highway 62 to high way 141 and avoid as much of the mountain as I can. This route goes to red dale, then Dove Creek, then Mesa Verde. Option 3: Do you have another route that avoids Mt passes as much as possible?