Mount Elbert Lodge
Travel Blogs from Twin Lakes
Through my circles I have flowed upright and smiling with the glorious winds and I have fought, Oh how I have fiercely fought with the hostile, unsympathetic ones.
Through my circles I have climbed thousands of hills from the age of 5 to 52 and have not yet backed down from a single one.
Through my circles I have learned that earning each mile with my own legs, lungs, and heart magnifies both the accomplishment and the joy that comes with the simple ...
All good fun here. Now that we're in the Colorado mountains temperatures are much more pleasant. After Canyonlands NP (UT) & then Colorado NM (near Grand Junction) we thought we were over canyons but Black Canyon of the Gunnison was quite different - steep sided, hard black rock rather than ...
... covered hilltops of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Going up was scary but wonderful, going down was even scarier as our horses had to figure out where to place their hooves on the rocky ground. The trail was through beautiful Aspen trees (a type of birch tree) where are gorgeous, and we saw little bits of wildlife (long-tailed chipmunks; funny looking squirrels, other little critters). ...
... it was amazing. We finally reached the summit (after some terrifying moments of Pepijn's reckless driving on cliff-like road) and there was a place where you can just admire the beauty all around. There was a wedding going on up there too - was so nice! The weather was perfect. We were at 12,000 feet above sea level.
We gradually made our way down to Aspen - what a charming, expensive ...
... having dinner with them on our rush home. We spent the day exploring Aspen and finding a few good restaurants to try. We tried to drive out to Marroon Bells but it was buses only and we didn't want to leave Duke for that long a time. We did manage brunch at BB's and dinner at Rustique. And Duke got to run around a park in downtown Aspen with a lot of other pampered ...
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking