Give it a shot .. : I used to get up at 3am to leave by 3:30 to make the 6:00am flight from Hartford to Denver just about monthly for many years in the 90s (my groups HQ was north of Denver). I actually find it easier to get going then than waiting until 6-7am .. not every day, but on occasion.5 am is hard. Earliest I have woke up in the last 2 years is like 6:35 a.m.
Then, The drive there is 2 hours 45/50 minutes assuming I do not stop along the way. I know I would have to stop at a half way point. I COULD get there by 11 am for load in/set up, but it's a long drive. Then to drive all the way back later in the day. I assume I would want to get a early dinner down there before I drive back. Get home likely around 10 pm at night. COULD do it. Do I want to go through that hassle for the day...not really.