Posted by: Jessie | September 14, 2009

Rocky Mountain National Park


After touring Dinosaur National Monument we went on to Steamboat Springs.  It’s a ski town, tourist town, and I think also a college town.  We had planned to take the ski lift up to the top of the mountain to the nice restaurant, but by the time we got there it was late.  Everything was closed except the bars.  Most of the bar kitchens were closed.  We ate a quick dinner and went to bed.

The next day we went to Rocky Mountain National Park and did the drive-thru tour.  Another self-guided tour that you read off the tour pamphlet.  Wow!  The tour took us up one side of the mountain and back down the other side.  We went up to 12,000 feet.  There were a lot of places to stop and look around.  Several places where you could hike.  (We did not hike since we were short on time.)  There were a lot of motorcycles riding over the mountain.  (We were in the van, hauling a motorcycle.)  It was a wonderful ride, but the winding road was very close to the edge of the mountain and looking down was a little scary.  The tour book kept talking about winds up to 200 mph on the top of the mountain.  It was also very cold on the top of the mountain.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Eric at Rocky Mountain National Park

Eric at Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

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