While not a stranger to ADVRider rallies, this was my first time to Westfest and first opportunity to ride Colorado. I was excited to say the least! I wanted to take more time off and ride up and back, but life tends to get in the way so it would be a quick (12 hour) drive up, 2 days of riding, and a marathon drive back to Phoenix. Escaping Phoenix heat at 4:00 AM. Colorado in the distance. All set up before the storms.