La Quinta Inn Steamboat Springs
Travel Blogs from Steamboat Springs
... bones and other signs that dinosaurs roamed the area. Unfortunately, we missed the turnoff for the monument and 30 miles later realized it. The Monument is a huge area, but when we arrived at the other end of the park, the only thing to see were more gorges and valleys, so we kept going. Sad to have missed it, but we plan on coming back out here at some point to see the Rockies.
We saw a lot of antelope herds on the way through ...
... traffic drenched me in their rooster tail spray.
The temperatures dropped to mid 50's, lightning crackled overhead, and I began to feel unsafe and concerned about hydroplaning. Especially climbing to 9,400 ft to cross Rabbit Ears Pass & over 10,000 ft over Cameron Pass.
So, I called Sal, she authorized a hotel night and I consulted Trip Advisor to find The Nordic Lodge. The rooms are clean, ...
... headed up the hill.
Our hike was absolutely wonderful. We started off near a little creek. We walked through tons of wildflower fields and through beautiful, lush woods. We could hardly believe we were still in Colorado because it was so green. After about 2 miles of uphill hiking we reached tree line. The alpine bowls were filled with wildflowers, snow fields and amazing scenery. We ...
Success - a wonderful moose siting (bull with full rack and cow) in Rocky Mountain National Park. Got up at daybreak to see what we might see (yesterday, Monday). Also saw lots of elk and heard them do their buggling and whistling.
Decided to stay just one day in Rocky Mountain NP because campground had been cleared of all trees due to pine beetle infestation ... so while the animals were WOW, the campground ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking