Am heading to Colorado from Ohio the first week of August. Will spend 5 or 6 nights between Estes Park area southwest to Cortez. I have mapped out a route. Do you recommend making hotel reservations before the trip? I prefer to wait until early or mid afternoon, when I have a better idea where I'll end up that evening, to make a hotel reservation for that night. This worked well last summer when I rode to New England (where there are a lot of small hotel / motels along the way). Are there a lot of hotels along the way in Colorado....not picky, just like the room to be clean and bug and rodent free! Thanks.