Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park

We are a day late on this post, no WiFi in the motel last night. Wouldn't have mattered anyway, the day went too long, and we had no energy for blogging. We are sitting here in a restaurant in Glenwood Springs, banging out this post on our iPad. We will keep it brief, but lots of pics.

Days highlights:

  • From Loveland to Estes Park
  • More twisties than we have ever had :).
  • A back full of knotted muscles.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Crazy dirt road, 23 miles of beauty and mistake.
  • Hanging Lake trail.

We ditched 2 pair of jeans to lighten the load (it's the little things that make a big difference traveling on a motorcycle). Here I am getting the bike ready for the day.

Never seen this sign before.

The road that goes with the sign.

Heading into Estes Park.

The next set of photos are in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Most of them were taken above 12,000 ft. This is the most scenic drive we have ever taken so far. A must do if you are in Colorado.



With my beautiful wife!!!











We are above the snow line, its 48 degrees out.










On the trail to Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs.

The rest of these pics are of Hanging Lake nestled high up in a box canyon. We started the hike after 5 PM, and did not bother to read the trail sign that said – 2.4 mile hike, 1050 ft vertical height, plan 2 to 3 hours to hike! Was it worth it? You decide.





Very clear small lake, see the trout!





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  1. Mary B.

    It was worth it!!! So beautiful. And the mountains? Oh the jealousy, the jealousy!! I’m so happy you guys are getting to see all of this.

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