Deer Valley Ranch
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Driving over 10,000 ft passes and through 9500 ft meadows could seem a bit mundane after exploring Rocky Mountain Park but it wasn't. We had a safe drive of about 180 miles southwest from Fort Collins through some really beautiful areas with 12,000 ft peaks on either side. We stopped at this state park campground south of Buena Vista Colorado and found a delightful, albeit not level campsite with views of the ...
... our GPS. The valleys were dotted with log cabins and chalets and the mountains were covered in fir trees and autumnal aspens. The latter really do appear to shimmer, as their small golden leaves
quiver with even the slightest breeze. Soon after, we reached a high, dry plateau surrounded by mountains but without many trees and with poor-looking soil. It wasn’t what I had imagined, and it lasted until we gently crossed another highish pass ...
... took you all the way to the top, we we thought we were high enough and skipped the tram.
The ride coming back down was far more interesting than the ride up. There were very few turns and switchbacks on the ride down, it was mostly just straight and steep so we could really build up some speed. It was great fun, but we dropped altitude so quickly and as soon as we hit the bottom we were at the hotel, that my ears hadn't popped and I ...
... that day. They did! Apparently the next rafting trip was also waiting on the traffic to clear up, so we were able to tag along! We got suited up as quickly as possible and hopped into the van that was following the rest of the group up, towing the rafts behind. We hopped onto the Taylor River, purportedly the coldest river in Colorado. It was a balmy 40 degrees in the water, so we were grateful for our wetsuits.
The rafting was relatively mild,. Class ...
... to start cooking dinner in the porch in a minute. Neither of us intend to move from our sleeping bags before tomorrow morning unless we are about to wet ourselves. Del Norte, rest day and hotel here we come: it can snow and rain all it likes once we're there. Day 50. Thursday 2nd October. Storm King Campground to Del Norte. Whenever there's been a cold stretch of weather, it's common for people to stop in their trucks and ask how we're doing. What they normally say is 'I ...