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....