The trip is from Lewis & Clark Monument, Illinois, to Kickapoo State Park, Illinois, by way of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
It was a treat to be riding along instead of driving. I got to see a lot more.
We made many stops, of course. We posed at this one.
You wouldn’t believe how my bicyclists we saw, not only here but also Mt. Evans and all over the Rocky Mountains. That seems impossible to me, but people bike up and down these mountains.
Motorcycling would be much easier.
At the highest elevation on the road is a visitor center. See the logs laying on top of the roof? That’s to hold it down. They must get some strong winds up here.
Of course, there is always a path to an even higher point.
From which you get an even grander view.
See the tall wooden poles behind the lovelies? That’s so you can find the road and sidewalk when it snows. No kidding. They get that much snow up there in the winter.
There is a dirt road that winds its way up, but we passed on that.
As you can see, the paved road seemed challenging enough.
We backtracked back out to Estes Park from that point. We would see the other side of Rocky Mountain NP another time.
Next Destination – Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Colorado, & Nebraska