Saturday, October 23, 2010

Scenic Drives and Views in CO


Today my husband and I went for a scenic drive along the Big Thompson River outside of Estes Park on Hwy.34.


We looped back to Estes Park on Hwy.43 and stopped off at the Gem Lake trailhead for a short hike.





Later on, we drove up part of Trail Ridge Road under falling snow... 

...And a moon-lit sky. Good night!

11 comments:

  1. Looks like such an awesome trip!! I'm loving all your pictures!

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  2. Did you make it to Gem Lake??? We LOVE that area so much - we are hiking vicariously through you both - thanks for sharing! Due to your inspiration, we may head there for a few days in December. :-)

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  3. In the summer, Trail Ridge Road has these itty-bitty Alpine flowers, which are purple and white - they're so precious. Sounds like you're having an amazing trip :).

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  4. I ran the Denver Half last weekend. Had a great time. Did a 4 day weekend in Denver. Hiked up in RMNP and also hiked the Flatirons (In Boulder). Great job on your marathon finish!

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  5. gorgeous views of fall trees, mountains and snow! that snow was the icing on the cake i'm sure! how fun you got to eat lunch in the woods while it snowed! love it!

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  6. HappyTrails, we didn't hike to Gem Lake this time. Next time!

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  7. I see snow in the mountains is accumulating. I can't believe winter is coming.
    Really cool photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great pics (this and the previous posts). Looks like a super trip.

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  9. wow awesome trails. love the pics

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  11. So beautiful! I love Colorado and can't wait until I get to spend some real time there. I've never been Estes Park but heard lots of good things about it. You guys have great trips together!

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