I am kind of stuck half way through a long week (8 days late May) in Colorado.

The first 4 days are Garden of the Gods / Pikes Peak / Royal George / Great Sand Dunes NP.

Now I have 4 more days that I need ideas to either head North or West from Monte Vista. Heading North would end at Rocky Mtn NP  and go through the ski towns. Heading west would be Telluride or Ouray & Blacks Canyon NP. 

Has anyone done either of these loops? I am looking for ideas to make up my mind.

cc hackman