Lodge at Lionshead
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Yesterday's drive was interesting following the Colorado river up through a canyon for 100 miles before hitting the interstate I-70 to New Castle. We went through Cisco, a ghost town that died with the steam train. 18-inch pizza at New Castle and bedding down with Mormons at Econolodge. Sunday was a driving day. We crossed the Rockies over independence Pass with ...
... Jack suggested that we find a cabin for the next few nights. Luckily, we stopped at the forest service office where we met a local resident who suggested we try Beaver Lake Estates where they have three guest cabins for rent at the bargain basement price of $35 per night!
Off we went to the Estates! And when we arrived, there was indeed a cabin waiting for us that overlooked Beaver Lake. And it was rustic and fine, so we stayed ...
... beautiful views of the canyon.
Once we got through Grand Canyon Park however, we went through nearly 350 miles of 2 lane highway, passing through the Navajo Reservation and the Apache Reservation. Now I could probably write book on why we didn't see anything for these 350 miles save roadside "Native American Art Stands" and I might, but for now let me say it was desolate in the extreme.
Then came Utah, which I didn't think was ...
After an early breakfast we hit the road we had a long day ahead of us. We drove to Loveland Pass and the Continental Divide. The Loveland Pass is where the US Highway 6 crosses the Continental Divide between the Loveland Basin and the Arapahoe Basin. It is a long climb to the Pass but the scenery is fantastic with different scenery on both sides of the road. The temperature dropped about 20 degrees Fahrenheit from the time we left home until we got ...
... the rain would stop and the rides would start again but as there was no sign of that we decided to continue our drive. although it was for a short time, the kids had fun at the ski resort. Our next stop was Arvada, a suburb of Denver. We spent the night in a motel and started in the morning towards our last national park on this visit, rocky mountain national park.