...just had another thought, So once again here's m2c!
SLC is only about a day's drive from some great mountains in CA. as well!! Not sure how long the drive from SL to wherever you will b going in Colorado, but I'm reasonably sure it's not more than 1-1/2 day drive.
Of course your budget might not allow for it, but with two
whole months to travel & ride??? Me personally,.. I would start off with Utah as my base & hit east and
west from there!!! Maybe even head north into Idaho???
would be an AWSOME
...something to consider anyway!