Colorado!

August 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm Leave a comment

Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park

Wow, the Rocky Mountain National Park was absolutely breathtaking!  We first drove along the Bear Lake Road to the shuttle parking lot.  I definitely recommend taking the shuttle.  It runs about every 10 to 15 minutes up to Bear Lake making stops at several trailheads along the way.  When we arrived at Bear Lake we took the easy walk around the lake.

Bear Lake

Karen on the trail

Next we took the not quite as easy but well worth it hike up to Alberta Falls.

Beautiful trail

Ran into snow!

Wild flowers!

The other hikers got quite a kick out of a squirrel REALLY wanting Karen to share her granola bar with him.

Gimme some granola, PLEASE!

We met many people along the way up to see the falls.  Once we got there I understood why.  What a beautiful spot!

The beautiful Alberta Falls

We made it!

We had lunch at Moraine park Museum at a picnic table as we watched deer wandering around.

Deer grazing by out picnic spot

And traveled along the Old Fall River Road spotting elk along the way

What a wonderful glimpse of this majestic  park!

Next post – Drive from RMNP to Vail

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