Thursday, June 14, 2018

On To Colorado

Today was a travel day from Capitol Reef NP to Rocky Mountain NP in Estes Park, CO. We're camped in the "Estes Park Campground at Mary's Lake".

The transition from the spectacular desert of Utah to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado was interesting. We also had a chance to cross over, near Breckenridge, the TransAmerica bike route that Laura and I rode about 8 or 9 years ago.

After setting up the campsite, we went up to the RMNP Beaver Meadows visitor center, but it was closed. We headed back into Estes Park and went to their visitor center (still open!). Spoke to a knowledgeable volunteer there and we now have a strategy for what to do tomorrow in the park.

We took a walk around Lake Estes as a remedy for sitting in the car all day. We're getting up early tomorrow to pack lunch and catch the shuttle bus into the park.