Trout Haven Ranch Lodge
Travel Blogs from Estes Park
... We even wandered back to The Stanley Hotel for lunch and some guide-less meanderings.
Estes Park is known as the headquarters for Rocky Mountain National Park. With the beautiful Big Thompson River running through the town, the atmosphere is one of tranquility; being close to nature.
While heading back into town, LD and I were approached by a barefoot musician asking for handouts for gas. Although cute in ...
... and now apparently the leaf peepers have all showed up and every hotel is booked. So stupid of me to wait but I was trying to "wing it" and “fly by the seat of my pants”. Well now my pants will be sleeping in the car. I literally called 13 hotels and none had availability. Now to add insult to injury the B&B I wanted to stay at…Taharaa Lodge was all booked but we were on a waiting list. They had a cancellation and emailed me ...
... car door it wouldn't stay open long enough for me to get out. Then when I finally did get out, the wind caught a few of the old food wrappers I had in my car and blew them everywhere... I couldn't recover them, unfortunately. I felt bad about that. As a fan of national parks, the last thing I want to do is pollute.
Tomorrow I am going to the top of Pikes Peak... it's a scary but fun drive to the top. Wish me luck.
... mountain, but within 2 miles (around 10,500 ft) we found ourselves battling deeper and deeper snow. I slipped to my hip at one point and laughed. Both feet went under the snow that was covering a downed tree, over a snow melt creek. I was up to my waist this time. And not laughing. Phew! That was close. After a 1/4 mile of this s*$t, I mean, snow, we decided to head back down. Still, it was a beautiful area and a great hike.
... After lunch, we decided to go for a ride. Usually I've researched where to go and what to do; this time we were going to go whichever way the wind blew.
We drove down a dirt road in the park and came to a majestic waterfall. It was the Alluvial Fan. In 1982 there was a dam that broke. Water came pouring down killing a few hikers and campers. The debris left made a beautiful rock fan. After the fan came ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting