Colorado Parks Vacation

We spent 10 days in Colorado this summer and finally found our way to Rocky Mountain National Park. It was crazy crowded (including an hour-long elk-related traffic jam on the park road at 10,000 ft) but totally beautiful too. 2,500 miles of fun and podcasts.

Highlights include:

  • Pretty west Texas driving, New Mexico skies, and finally stopping at Capulin Volcano National Monument
  • Exploring Trinidad, meeting up with Joe in Denver, scenic drives around Rocky Mountain National Park, and cute Grand Lake
  • Relaxing in Gunnison, hiking at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - and park brochure 60!
  • Fun and fishing with Mike+Cheri at their family cabin in Creede
  • Plus, general relaxing, scenic beauty, Colorado beer, glaciers, and animal spotting - elk, deer, chipmunks galore, and a moose

Hiking at RMNP-
Alberta Falls 1.7 miles
Lake Haiyaha 3.7 miles
Nymph Lake 1 mile
Bear Lake .7 mile
Hiking at the Black Canyon-easy but dizzying!
Warner Point 1.6 miles
Chasm View .5 miles
Mile 1,000 in RMNP \ Mile 2,000 in Texas