Black Dog Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TripAdvisor Reviews Black Dog Inn Estes Park
Travel Blogs from Estes Park
... road today, for the first time in many years. When we first met, fell in love and took our first vacation together in 1977, we drove up the canyon for my first time. Amazing as it was, it had been devastated the previous year by the Big Thompson Flood of 1976. When 12 inches of rain fell in less than 4 hours, a wall of water broke the dam and thundered down the canyon in the middle of the night. Some 143 people lost their lives. ...
... 6:40, this seemed safe enough, though we did arm ourselves with rain gear, just in case. In the world outside the Internet, things were not so innocuous. It started raining not long after we left Estes Park, though not hard. By the time we reached Denver, though, it was not only raining hard, but it was also starting to hail. "This cannot be good," was Louise’s take on the matter. Thelma, more optimistic, predicted that the ...
... risen. We were almost up at the highest point and had only seen a squirrel - I must admit I was feeling the pressure, having raved about the trip. Finally, I spotted an elk near where the marmots had been last time so we parked up and admired her for a while. She was very close to the path to Rock Cut viewing point and seemed to be alone (but for all the tourists). After a while, ...
... wild Colorado animal I spy”. Unfortunately on this trip we did not see any bighorn sheep or marmots (2 animals that thrilled me in 8th grade on the trip with my grandparents). Fortunately, we did run across a mule deer on the side of the road AND we saw a few Pikas (small, alpine, mouse-like rodents) sunning themselves on the tundra rocks. We all fell in LOVE with the Pikas. We also saw a few more mule deer on the way back to the campground and ...
... We stopped to see a magnificent view from Berthoud Pass which marked one of the highest points of the Continental Divide at an elevation of 11,307 feet. This was the first of two occasions where we would cross the Continental Divide today. The Continental Divide runs from the Bering Stait up by Alaska, down through the Rocky Mountains and the Andes to the Strait of Magellan at the bottom of South America. It is the divide where any water to the east of the Divide flows ...