Originally Posted by kantuckid
Another tidbit on western mtn travel-when camping/living in the boonies, that's uncommon elsewhere, there you can go to town & take a shower! Often times a laundromat will have a public, small fee shower but check around. You'll smell better!
Or just plan the occasional stop at one of the numerous free or commercial hot springs. Great way to clean up. If I had 6 days, I would consider 2 stops, one that takes advantage of the central/northern rides like Poudre Canyon out of ft Collins, or Big Thompson Canyon out of Loveland up to Rocky Mtn National Park, over to Grand Lake then loop to the Poudre or loop the other way to get to Nederland and down Boulder Canyon..lots of good twisties up there..then do another base out of Ouray or Silverton and do a lot of the awesome southwest corner rides...if I was to only do one base, Glenwood makes sense, but the days will be longer to get a lot of the great rides in..not that that is a bad thing!