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... every turn off and every interpretive sign and overlook along the way. Like Utah, this geology inspires wonder. It's hard to wrap my brain around the scale - both time and size - of the events that shaped this beauty.
At the Visitor's Center four miles from the park exit, Bob hopped on his bike and coasted the rest of the way down. I only beat him in the car by about 45 seconds. He arrived so gleeful about his experience that he insisted that I do ...
... motorhome down this road. Keep that in mind as you look at the pictures and realize if he met anyone what problems it is going to create. Enough about him.
The road is about 23 miles, mostly quite good, and rises about 4000 feet over that mileage. As you can imagine it is not steep at any point, but the pictures at the top will show how high we went. The ...
... that although we had gone out of our way and lost a lot of time heading back to the Peak to Peak drive would be the most pleasant way to get to Denver where we will be forced to take the highway all the way to Colorado Springs. We are way behind what we thought we would be and I know Jym is exhausted. Heading back into the park was unexpected and ate up 2.5 hours of time and this little detour oopsy probably set up back at least an ...
... needed to be taken seriously. The signs also told us that we were on the Santa Fe Trail also called the Trail of Heroes. And my mind went to the pioneers of this country, and how they blazed this trail and what they must have thought when they came over the horizon and saw the Rocky Mountains standing before them.
We arrived in Colorado Springs around 3 PM…we had a time change today…and we set out to plan our drive up the mountain. Time for a glass of wine.
... grey and overcast and it started to rain, so we decided to go and do some much needed grocery shopping. When we came out of the store the sun had come out again so we headed off to visit 7 Falls. This is a privately owned canyon, with waterfalls, that has been turned into a tourist attraction. There are several hundred steps which can be climbed to the top of the falls, or you can take the elevator to view ...
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