We departed Steamboat Springs and took a direct route to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. We spent four nights at the Stonebrook Resort on Fall River which was a great place to relax. I was really excited to share this whole place with Chris. Miranda and I made such amazing memories here driving around and doing some short day hikes back in 2011. Her and I started and ended our 10 day Colorado vacation in Estes Park because we couldn't get enough of it. Chris and I entered through the Grand Lake park entrance making loads of stops along the Trail Ridge Road before getting to the resort. We did a couple short hikes, saw elk, a marmot, and enjoyed life above tree-line.
Lava Cliffs (below)
We really enjoyed counting the lakes in the mountains.... below there are three I think.
The Rockies at their Best
Douglas Fir (below)
Hidden Valley, an old ski area (above/below)
Beaver Meadows Elk (below)...Chris was giddy and beyond excited for this....
Fish at Spruce Lake
Views from the Board Walk Around Spruce Lake
Bear Lake Hike...
More Pictures from Around Bear Lake...