Murphy's River Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsMurphy's River Lodge Estes Park
Yeah, it really was ... I could have cast a fishing line from the balcony. Accommodations were simple but nice; it's not meant to be a luxury hotel, but it's well above rustic while maintaining a comfortable charm. Only quibbles: slow internet; lousy TV signal on a few channels; a tad noisy (i.e., not well insulated between rooms)
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... drive that route. Last year we couldn’t visit the park because of flooding. We called the National Park Service and they confirmed that the road was closed but they said it could be open by noon if the sun stayed out and the temperature warmed up.
We left the campground around 9:30. It was sunny and 53 degrees. We were so glad to see the sun after the storms yesterday. We headed towards the Rocky Mountain National Park hoping that the road ...
... the top you could see Wyoming 35 miles away. We started down the other side of the mountains and stopped at Medicine Bow Curve where we decided to have our lunch. We noticed a small trail leading from the parking lot and walked along it until we couldn't see or hear the cars and people. We found some rocks to sit on so we didn't harm the tundra. We ate in silence, drinking in the view of the park below us and the clouds coming over ...
We were up early and at the mammoth dig by 8 o'clock! Very good, it was. A large sinkhole which used to have warm water in it and grass growing at the edges, but really slippery with mud, so whatever fell in couldn't get out. Only about a third has been excavated so far, and some 120 mammoth skeletons have been unearthed! Good display, well documented. We then set off for Fort ...
... before 9 or after 4, so we determined to do that. Along with about 5,000 of our closest friends. Despite the fact that we left the hotel about 8:15, the lines going down were long. We did have to stop for about 20 minutes at one spot (as warned) while traffic was led through a one-way stretch, but we hit the second spot better, so we did not have to stop as long--maybe 5 minutes. We were warned, at the first stop, that the Bear Lake ...
... ride. We were about to conquer the Poudre River! At the beginning of the trip, Ben asked Eric if there was a photo opportunity for us to plank (if you don’t know, Google it, it’s much funnier than any description I could fashion). Eric had never heard of it either, and we had just informed Christy and Gonzo of it when Ben mentioned wanting to do it on our rafting trip. We also informed Ralf, our German raft comrade, of ...