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Posted: 08/30/12 08:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Absolutely fantastic! What a trip!!!

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Lauren wrote:

Good grief - have you considered a blog, website or link?


Yep - there's a link to my website in the first post. But I like to post a subset of the photos here as well, along with a little more story-telling.

I've still got more pictures to post here.


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Busskipper wrote:

Sounds and looks like you had another great trip, like the Panorama's -- the Back Country is just so much fun to see -- every year, every picture is just so different than the year or time before.

Lucky Kids!

Can't wait to see more,


Thanks. I'll post some more in a little bit.

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Bionic Man wrote:

One of the best reports I have seen. Nice work. Glad you enjoyed our state!


bigbullelk wrote:

Absolutely fantastic! What a trip!!!
Thank you all for the nice comments.


exgman wrote:

Great trip report and great photos. We were in the Ouray-Silverton-Durango area a couple years ago in mid June and couldn't get over any of the passes due to snow. We plan on going back next August so we can do what you did. I'm saving this page to help us plan what to do. Thanks!
We were in Ouray 2 years ago in late June as well, and it was a really heavy snow year. A few of the passes had just been opened by snow plow, but the larger ones such as Imogene were still closed. We actually spent some time talking to the guy running the bulldozer they were using as a snow plow - neat guy. It's one of our favorite areas of Colorado, so feel free to PM me with any questions.

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Golden, CO

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Coors Brewery Tour
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After the bottling room we head down to the Coors Tasting Lounge for free beer - up to 3 each.
When asking the bartender how they prevent locals from taking the free tour every day just for the 3 free beers, he said they don't; in fact they have a number of regulars from the college that come every afternoon.
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After the Coors Tour we took a ride to the Colorado Railroad Museum
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Estes Park, CO

We stayed at Spruce Lake RV Park
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Estes Park Fun Zone
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The Stanley Hotel
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We went to the Sombrero Ranches for a horseback ride with the kids.
When they brought out our horses we were a bit surprised when they brought Christy a retired Budweiser Clydesdale named Mickey. He was huge!
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To give you an idea of how big he was, here's Christy standing on a platform next to him.His head is bigger than her torso!
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Estes Park, CO - Rocky Mountain National Park

To make the most of our time at Rocky Mountain National Park we decided to take the Old Fall River Road to the top of the park (the Alpine Visitor Center), and come back down Trail Ridge Road.
Prior to the construction of Trail Ridge Road, Fall River Road was the only way to the Alpine Visitor Center, and was open to two-way traffic. Now it's only open to uphill traffic, and vehicles less than 25' long.

At the very beginning of Old Fall River Road is the Alluvial Fan waterfall.
To get a sense of the size of this thing, take a look at the people in the background.
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After the Alluvial Fan the paved road narrows and turns to dirt.
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View from the visitor center
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Just over the west side of the ridge was Medicine Bow Curve
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View from Medicine Bow Curve
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Crossing back over to the east side of the park we came to the Rock Cut where we stopped for a picnic and a hike.
The kids sat in the Alpine Tundra grass, well above tree line.
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Panorama View from the Rock Cut, one of the highest points on Trail Ridge Road
Note: The road on each side of this view is the same road, in opposite directions.
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We could see the storm coming so we headed back to the Jeep quickly to head down the mountain
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Estes Park, CO - Rocky Mountain National Park - continued

This year the road to Bear lake is closed each day for construction, but open after 4pm. On a hunch we turned down Bear Lake Road, even though it was still pouring rain.
We timed it just right, as the storm broke for just long enough to hike all the way around Bear Lake, then out to Alberta Falls.
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Two panorama views of Bear Lake
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Then on to Alberta Falls
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After that we high-tailed it back to the car as it started to rain again.

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Glenwood Springs, CO

To get from Estes Park to Glenwood Springs we took the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway south to I-70
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Only got a few pictures of the Hot Springs - spent most of my time in the pool with the kids.
But this place is huge - they claim the pool is 2 city blocks long. I'm not sure what they consider a "city block", but the pool is indeed huge.
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Glenwood Spring - Glenwood Adventure Park

This was a day just for the kids - all 3 of us...
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Giant Chair
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Yummy - Ice Cream
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Alpine Slide - like a roller coaster, but you control your own brakes and speed
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CliffHanger
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Lunch
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Laser Tag - we couldn't really get pictures in the black light, but that really is Maddie getting suited up
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The Maze
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Quick stopover at Adventure Park Jail
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Zip Line - sort of...
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