Monday, August 29, 2016

Trips from our Denver base

We've been hosting at Cherry Creek State Park since mid-June. We've gone on a view trips from here. We went up to Fort Collins to visit friends and got the grand tour.
Little buddies in Cheery Creek SP

View from Panorama Point in
Golden Gate Canyon SP
Next we made a day trip to Golden Gate Canyon State Park which is up the mountain from Golden. We skirted Golden and went up the twisty, curvy road to the park with the highlight being the view from Panorama Point at around 9,000 feet.

A couple weeks later we went up to Breckenridge to visit friends. I'm including a picture from a hike above their house which is just below treeline at 11,400 feet.
View from hike up from friends house
Picture taken at around 12,000 feet

On another day off we visited Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Red Rocks Amphitheater

And finally, we went to Grand Lake which is at the west edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. We had pretty cloudy weather but we still fit in some good hikes with some good wildlife viewing. We stayed in a cabin at the Grand Lake Lodge which I would recommend for the view (but not the food). The following pictures are all from Rocky Mountain National Park hikes.



View up the Colorado River basin

Adams Falls


Mule deer. I'm really this close. He
was not the least bit shy of me.

Colorado River at site of Lulu City


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