In mid-July hubby and I took a day trip up to Grand Lake, Colorado via Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park all in an effort to escape the never ending heat we've had this summer.
A bit of information about this drive: Trail Ridge Road is the name for a stretch of U.S. Highway 34 and is the highest continuous paved road in the United States. Also known as Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow National Scenic Byway, it traverses Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park, Colorado in the east to Grand Lake, Colorado in the west. The road crosses the Continental Divide at Milner Pass (elevation 10,758) and reaches a maximum elevation of 12,183 near Fall River Pass. (Thank you Wikipedia!)
Hubby has never been too keen on driving Trail Ridge. There is a stretch where there are drop offs on both sides of the road as you approach the highest elevation, but he was willing to give it another go. (He did fantastic, by the way!)
The only large animal we didn't see on this drive through the park was a bear, but I was happy to see what we did see.
Once we passed through the park, we came out the other side in Grand Lake, Colorado. I'll hit you with those photos in the next post!
Til next time ~ find your joy!