LOL, Mixed the names up
First thing goes is the memory, if my memory is right
Went up Trail Ridge one spring a many years back when it first opened, 12 feet or so of snow wall on each side of the road. Went to the snack shop parking lot at the top, rest rooms were buried and had a long tunnel dug to the doors, had to walk the wife in she wasn't to sure of then snow tunnel
Another good first mountain pass is Boreas Pass between Como and Breck, easy dirt road with some nice views.
Weston Pass from 285 just south of Fairplay is a good one too. Goes from 285 to Leadville, while in Leadville head to Camp Hale for the old 10th Mountain trails some are open for Jeeps. Once done there if your okay with mountains head back to Fairplay through Mosquito Pass, great views. Get dinner at the Bowling alley, great sandwiches and burgers in fairplay on 285 by the pharmacy. The pharmacy has does have high altitude medications if you need any, nothing to get embarassed about happens to the best at times. I always have a few packs when vistors come out for a visit.
When you get real serious, Twin Cone has some nice 4x4 trails. its on 285 south of Grant CO take the Webster turn off just at the foot of Kenosha Pass. By the way if you keep going south on 285 and up Kenosha pass when you reach the summit you'll be in South Park, that big bowl you come to is it. Continue on and you come to Como and the Boreas Pass trail.
There's so many trails and great county roads, most all unpaved. One out of BV along the Arkansas River turns into a forested sand run. Yep county road with a water crossing and a sand run follow by a nice sandy grade out. Catch it by Mushroom Gultch off 285. Leadville, St Elmos, Salida, all great areas. BTW if you need repair done or need parts Table Rock Off Road in Salida are great.
Best Jeeping in Colorado is in MHO in the Ouray area, Engineers pass has it all, ghost towns, high and I mean HIGH trails, along with some nice cruising trails, the old Coors ads used the wter falls from the Engineer pass trail, lol, true Coors drinkers used to leave notes in the rock cracks. Plus Ouray claims to be the Jeep Capital of the World, and all Jeepers should make the pilgrimage. Must be true I've dodged many a '43 or 44
If I can figure out how to get my hard copy photos posted I'll post a couple of Engineer pass at the top. My cousins live in Ouray and Mountrose so I have an excuse to go there that the wife believes, plus good trout fishing through there and the Gunnison area.
1991 YJ, keep us posted on the visit! I think we can direct you to some nice places that will fit into the time you'll be here.