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Rocky Mountain National Park – Part 1!

When we booked our stay at River Run RV Resort in Granby, we chose it to be close to Rocky Mountain National Park – and wow were we close! We were about 15 miles from one of the entrances, so we got to go to the park twice, which was so awesome. We also got AMAZING views of the Rockies from our RV Park.

My dad got us the U.S. Parks Pass, and it’s such a great deal! After visiting two parks it pays for itself; I highly recommend it.

The first time we went to Rocky Mountain National Park, we decided to drive Trail Ridge Road, which goes from Grand Lake to Estes Park. It’s about a 2 hour drive, and amazing.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Snow-capped mountains…I love the intricate grooves, the contrast between the dark ground and the bright white snow, and the way they seem to go on forever.Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

See that road? That’s what we were on and it was crazy! So high up, so close to the mountains…I was in love.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

I’m glad Rueben chooses to drive so I can take photos. I can’t tell you how many I took…

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

The visitors center was closed due to Covid, so definitely check before you go in case you don’t have snacks and/or water. Trail Ridge Road is actually closed during the winter, also. We went the first week of June and there was still a lot of snow.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

After we left Rocky Mountain National Park, we came upon these gorgeous fields surrounded by mountains, and I could honestly look at this view 24/7. It’s so incredible.Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

And then, Estes Park! Downtown was a bit too crowded for us and even though the shops looked cute, we chose to park at Fisherman’s Nook on Lake Estes, watching people fly fish and hang out with their families. It’s so relaxing and beautiful!

Estes Park

Estes Park

Estes Park

Estes Park

Estes Park

It was a very long day of driving, but obviously so gorgeous. We ate at a great Indian restaurant in Golden, then continued our amazing drive back to Granby.

Parshall, CO

Parshall, CO

Parshall, CO

Colorado scenery

Colorado scenery

Colorado scenery

Per usual, the weather started changing and threatened to rain on us, producing these incredible clouds!

Colorado scenery

Colorado scenery

Colorado scenery

Colorado scenery  Colorado scenery

Colorado scenery

Colorado sunset

I believe the best sunsets are those with storm clouds, so this sunset was great.

Colorado sunset

Colorado scenery

Click on the photo to see the map of our drive!

Next up – Rocky Mountain Park – Part 2, where I sit and look at a moose forever!

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