Enjoying the Day in the Rocky Mountains

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

It worked out where I had Tuesday FREE, and decided to hop in the car and get a short road trip under my belt.    Getting up to the mountains and enjoying the sheer beauty was in order.

I drove I-70, and looked for the bison, but they weren't out, DRATS.    Took the exit to Black Hawk, only because it was time to stop.   Did not gamble, but walked a bit down the streets.   Followed the Scenic Byway (Colorado Named) up to Estes Park.    I brought my senior pass so I could get into the Rocky Mountain National Park.   Effective 5/27, you will need reservations, but yesterday did not.

As soon as I got into the park, the dark clouds rolled in, temperatures dropped to around 60 degrees, and started sprinkling.    Did not dampen my spirits, as soon as I entered the park, there were a few elk in the meadows.    Wasn't long, and all the cars stopping along the side of a road usually indicate they found something.   There was a large moose laying in the foliage eating.   It was hiding pretty good within the bushes but was a BIG moose.    Again, not much further, another moose out in the meadow so was easy to photograph.  No bears but felt it had been a pretty good day.

Took Trail Ridge Road for a while, to see how much snow was left on the road, but was told it was closed going into Granby, so went halfway up, and turned around.   For you all that haven't ever driven on Trail Ridge Road - the crews work hard at getting that road clear by end of May, but we have not had as much snow this year, and was only about 3-4 feet on the side of the road.

On the way back, in Lyons I saw this bridge, and looked rather cool.  

Was over an 8-hour day, and almost 250 miles, sure felt good to be back in the car!

 

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Joan Cox
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Comments (24)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Beautiful scenery, Joan... and what a great treat to have a day off like this! Carol tells me you are expecting snow this weekend? Say it ain't so!

May 19, 2022 05:29 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Great Morning. You get a lot of followers in the morning. Have a great day. This is my mother in 1948 0r 1948 with me.. Bertie Olivia Wiggins Bouler....

May 19, 2022 05:43 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I love the mountains and nature's beauty that God has provided.

There's something very calming about the mountains for me.

May 19, 2022 05:57 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is awesome, I am glad that you were able to do that.  I love day trips and that is definitely a beautiful area you got to enjoy!

May 19, 2022 06:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kat Palmiotti it was a fantastic day in the mountains!

May 19, 2022 06:28 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Wayne, I am not going to stop driving because the gas got expensive, it still was cheaper than going to the grocery store, and much more enjoyable!

May 19, 2022 06:29 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, you would have enjoyed the trip.

May 19, 2022 06:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, it sure was, and an enjoyable one!

May 19, 2022 06:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina Hollander, Broker spring weather can be fun!   Not one flake of snow for the whole month of April, and yes, tomorrow and Saturday they are calling for snow in Denver!   Today is expected to be 90 degrees!   

May 19, 2022 06:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Joan Cox hi Joan... in high 80's here today. Will be in 90's this weekend. I've experienced snow in Colorado in late May and always considered it somehow uncivilized!

May 19, 2022 09:45 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Eric, great picture.

May 19, 2022 06:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

faye schubert they do have sheer beauty, and just love those trips!   

May 19, 2022 06:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian, it was definitely a great day trip!

May 19, 2022 06:33 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Kind of sad that the trip in the car cost so much more now. It is crazy every time I look at the pump.

May 19, 2022 08:18 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

We all need time to unwind and explore our surroundings.  Great photos, thank you for sharing.

May 19, 2022 08:35 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, we have seen gas prices rise before, they will come back down.

May 19, 2022 09:28 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Leanne Smith it was a perfect day to get away and relax and enjoy the scenery!

May 19, 2022 09:30 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

What a fun day of exploration.  I always love stumbling upon wild animals and it has been a long time since I have seen a moose.  I also think the bridge is very cool!

May 19, 2022 03:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

wow Joan- what a great day you had!!! I love your photos, especially that bridge. Road trips are so much fun, especially the day ones when you know that you'll be coming home to your own bed. 

May 19, 2022 07:54 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty someday you should take a road trip to Colorado, saw two  moose that day, they are gorgeous animals.   I thought that bridge was unique.

May 20, 2022 06:41 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, road trips are fun, and the one day ones are nice to be able to be home at night.

May 20, 2022 06:42 AM