Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rocky Mountain National Park

While visiting Denver, we took a side trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. This is one of the big ones - high mountains, beautiful scenery and wildlife. We saw lots of elk, but unfortunately no moose (still need to check that box). 

We took a nice hike in the Bear Lake region and viewed a few alpine lakes along the way.

Nymph lake - RMNP

Dream Lake - RMNP
We took a drive over the the Trail Ridge road, which is the highest continuous paved road in the US (12,183 feet at it's apex). 

At the top of Trail Ridge Road

Pretty cold at the top - 38 degrees in August
We took the long way back to Denver over Berthoud pass (11,307 feet). I was glad we didn't have the motorhome going over that one! 

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