Just got back from Colorado/Utah with the LX450 and was impressed by how little damage I did.... ending up breaking an old exhaust hanger and ripping the fender flare cladding off that was falling off but otherwise it got me there and back. The diffs are leaking like crazy now but I've got ARB lockers going in. I'll post some pictures sooner than later in the "your rig in scenic places" thread. After all the cv issues I had with my 4runner I think the LX really ticks all the boxes I want/need for an offroad/overland(barf) rig.
Black bear pass and Crystal City/ Schofield pass are must do's.