Travel Blogs from Estes Park
For our 30th anniversary we decided to take a mini trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. We flew into Denver and arrived at 4:30pm. Our flight was slightly delayed due to some mechanical problems and the airplane was without air for about an hour on the ground! We picked up a rental car from Budget and drove straight to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. …
Adrienne was off work so we all went up to Estes park for the night. Boozer and Reg went on a "C amp" for the two days. Enjoyed the trip up to the Rockies. Estes Park was a great place set in amongst high hills, mountains and trees. Beautiful. The Rockies were as we expected and much more. Went up into the mountains about 11,500ft. Really noticed …
... in it. We saw an osprey soaring overhead there. We went up and up some more and came to Dream Lake. Dream Lake was really long and it took us a while to get to the other end. There were people fishing at this lake. We saw a Clark's Nutcracker there. Then we went up an even steeper trail with lots of steps made of logs and stone. At the top we found Emerald Lake which is surrounded by steep mountains on ...
Mike and I spent the last few days driving through the RMNP and taking a few of the shorter trails. We really enjoyed seeing some of the wildlife in the area. We also spent some time shopping in town, which is much like many tourist locations. Enjoy the photos and I hope the video of the elk locking horns is viewable.
PS- I'm merging the Travel pod into Facebook, so I hope this works and many can see our travel pictures and follow our route.
... the light on the mountains was magnificent!! Then there off the small road to Moraine was a whole herd of elk. They were bugling away! I would like to note that it entertains me to know that in the animal world it is the MALE that has to have the large rack to impress the FEMALE!! After much enjoying of the beauty of the elk against the purple mountains in the fading light we headed back and ate dinner at a diner next to the hotel. Not the best meal but it was food. ...
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