Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park

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There is an abundance of opportunities for hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park with a staggering 355 miles of hiking trails! The park ranges in elevations from 7,500 to over 12,000 feet; there are plenty of easy hiking trails, plus many strenuous hikes where you need to know your stuff and if you’re not in the best […]

Moose & Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Arriving in the picturesque town of Grand Lake just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park we made a quick stop to walk the streets. We bought some Salt Water Taffy and browsed a few gift shops but soon felt the need to explore the outdoors and search for some wildlife. We drove to East Inlet […]

White Water Rafting in Glenwood Springs

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The idea of going white water rafting had come up at the very start of our road trip, I’d been white water rafting in Austria but  Renee had never tried it before so was keen to do so. However it wasn’t until some extremely hot days in Utah (Mountain biking Gooseberry Mesa comes to mind) […]

A Day Trip to Aspen and the Maroon Bells

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Aspen Town Our first significant stop in Colorado was the beautiful  little touristy town of Aspen. Dumb & Dumber comes to mind when I think of Aspen, check out the video below if you need a recap. An interesting fact about Aspen is that its recognised as having the most expensive real-estate in the US with […]

Rifle Air Show

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Finally we left Utah where we’d had such a great time, particularly in the national parks. We were excited to be moving on however with the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to look forward to as well as Badlands in South Dakota. Leaving Utah we noticed the temperature lower and we actually had a […]

Mesa Verde National Park

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If you didn’t see my post on Natural Bridges National Monument it’s well worth a look. Renee Gordon, my fellow adventurer on our Great North American Road Trip wrote the following about our next stop, Mesa Verde National Park. – Sam Kynman-Cole Next we crossed the border into Colorado after I managed to convince Sam […]