Prepare to be awed! This post is a compilation of two visits to the scenic crown jewel of Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road (AKA US 34). The first visit was prior to Trail Ridge opening for the season when we could only drive as far west as Rainbow Curve from Estes Park. The second visit was ten days later, the day after the road opened to cover the 48 miles between Estes Park on the park’s east side and Grand Lake on the west. This is part one of (at least) two since we only made it as far as the Alpine Visitor’s center on the second visit, about 25ish miles.
We have been fortunate to have the weekend off to rest and recreate prior to starting work at Estes Park Campground at Mary’s Lake on Tuesday, May 15th. If you have no idea what I am talking about, you may want to go read The Next Chapter before continuing here. Go ahead, I’ll wait! 😉
We’ve been traveling for a while, and there has been a little mystery about what we are doing and where. Some friends, and of course our families, will already know this next chapter, but for those that do not, we are taking our retirement story one step further this summer. Here is the back story.