Black ice is always my main concern. As others have mentioned, things vary quite considerably during the winter months. While Independence Pass and Trail Ridge Road will close for the winter upon a given snowfall, Pikes Peak can open and close through the entire winter season. Sometimes Pikes Peak may be open halfway, some days it might be open to the top. All weather dependent. Along the front range, we can get hit with a foot of snow and you won't see any of if several days later if the weather pops back up. I typically hunt the Second Rifle Season, which is about the third week of October...and I typically will have both warm, dry days and a couple days of snow during that 9 day period.
Current: 2010 Honda Goldwing, 2003 HD FXSTD-I 100th Anniversary
Awaiting: 2019 BMW K 1600 GTL
Former: 1981 Suzuki GS450, 1991 HD FXSTC, 1995 HD FLHTCU 30th Anniversary