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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TripAdvisor Reviews Gateway Lodge Rifle
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... The same goes for the giant swing ride that sends you spinning out over the canyon as well. They also had what has to be the best alpine slide in the world. This is not your father's alpine slide. This was a high tech kart that sent you hurling down the mountain at break neck speeds without the chance of flying off like so many other alpine slides. It was so fast and generates such G forces that I could not breathe. Of course there was a break to ...
... meat and shoot guns of course! I pulled a brisket from the fridge, seasoned it with a dry rub that I threw together and tossed it on the smoker. We then grabbed Hunter's .22 and headed to a public shooting range a few miles from the campground. This was to be the first time either Colby or Hunter had shot a gun. After the obligatory safety talk, we set up some targets and had at it. Both boys were crack shots from the beginning. Me on the other ...
... station for our liquid replenishment ritual (gas for the motorcycles and sports drink or water for ourselves) and, then, we proceed north on Rt. 13. There is nothing particularly interesting about Rt. 13; just miles and miles of open spaces and WIND.
... provided more dramatic scenery than the drive in from Denver. The sheer scale and size of the mountains reminded us of the Canadian Rockies. It's almost hard to drive and look at the same time. There are also a lo of pot holes everywhere! We passed through many ski towns including Vail, all like ghost towns now as the snow melts.
On the way to Glenwood Springs we drove through some very small towns that look like they have just stepped out of ...
... of the cliff dwellings as well as went to lookouts to see another dozen in not so good condition. We were also able to see the cliff palace which looked amazing. The kids also completed a few small tasks which qualified them to be Jnr Rangers. They took an oath to look after the wildlife and parks (and not to fight in the car )were awarded Jnr ranger badges. Tomorrow we are off to Monument ...