My husband and I are planning our first extended trip in our Winnebago Aspect (27 ft long 8 ft wide). He wants to go "Out West", Bryce canyon, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, he wants to do it all! We live in Akansas and will travel first to Kansas City and then to Denver, then on to points beyond. I am not sure about traveling so far from home on our first "real" trip out. We have made several 5 and 6 day trips and that is time away enough for me! We have had our RV for a year, purchased so we could take our dog along on vacations plus I really hate lugging suitcases in and out of motel rooms! We had the idea one could just load up and head out on the 'open road', stopping when we got tired of driving or wanted to explore an area. Evidentally this is not the case. I have been visiting this site for the last year and it appears that, one must have reservations in order to have a decent place to stay the night. Don't mind making reservations and the reviews on this site help immensely. Now, the question. OUr unit is 8 ft wide and we do not have a "TOAD". We bought small purposely so we would not have to tow. We are wondering if the roads in and around Denver, Breckenridge, Bryce Canyon, etc. are really RV friendly or will we get there and find we are unable to get to the sites we have driven so far to see. We have also heard horror stories about the Denver traffic and wonder if we should avoid that area entirely. Hopefully you seasoned RV'ers who are familiar with these areas can give us guidance. After spending hours and hours trying to plan this trip I am thinking we should just take an easy five to ten day loop East ... seems the roads are better and the RV parks more plentiful. Thank you in advance.