High Places and Switchbacks!
Trip Start Jun 01, 2009
48Trip End Oct 16, 2009
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We normally try and do some hiking in each of the parks we visit but the route was long today, and the elevation high, so we settled for a drive through. The Rockies are at their highest in the US in this park and the vistas fantastic.
The trip back to Denver, just outside the park was just as spectacular as the rest of the trip. The mountainside road is steep with many switchbacks but a great drive. One regret is not stopping in a small community, Tabernash, for some pictures. The intriguing buildings have haunted me ever since. They would make great paintings! I wonder if I am ever able to come back?
Once again we returned to find out that we had missed another major rainstorm - but we didn't miss the great cloud formations. The Colorado skies here are fascinating!