Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort
Travel Blogs from Tabernash
... s tail most of the ride and Mom was afraid to kick Mac to get him going any faster.
Our guide’s name was Riley. He was a very nice guy who was doing this for his summer job. He was in college studying animal science, hoping to have his own ranch someday. Such different majors than people back in our neck of the woods. We rode on a little bit and saw another group that said they had seen a coyote and a cub up the way a little bit. Right ...
... was only a few miles away. We cooked some sausages and had sandwiches and chips, a meal with little clean-up! It was cold again, so we decided to call it a night and get into our warm sleeping bags.
Driving on the scenic road out of Moab seeing the beautiful red rocks
Seeing our first moose
Driving on Trail Ridge Road
Getting set up before ...
... sheep, and a huge heard of elk up on the ridge. In short it was an awesome day.
We took the RV down the Old Fall River Road, a one way 11 mile gravel road, which was a mistake and Chris was stressed the whole time having to do lots of 3 point turns to get round hairpin corners. At the end of the drive we were rewarded by seeing our first male elk
with full antlers eating grass with some awesome mountains as the backdrop. We also saw a yellow bellied ...
... evening in the quaint town of Estes Park. A nice hot Mocha from Long's peak coffee and paper house and McDonald’s book house was a relaxing way to spend the evening. Once it was dark, I drove back into the park for a different type of activity! I was going to listen to the Elks in the dark. It was magical to listen to these beasts communicating. It was perfect setting with slight rain, temperature in the high teens and the Elks making elky ...
... the story, he was so excited that he promptly ordered 50 for the park. Now they are in every patrol car, every visitor's center, and every formal stop.
We had an enjoyable lunch looking out over the glacial cirque in back of the visitor's center, and then went to ask some questions about butterflies I had seen. We happened to draw the same ranger who had given the nature walk (TOTALLY unrecognizable without his hat, but he recognized ...
How has this ranch rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service