Traveling through Colorado

One of the few states I haven’t been to yet is Colorado. I had high expectations and the beauty of this state didn’t let me down. We stayed the night in Denver. i70 goes through some extremely scenic areas just after Denver. It continues to be scenic following the Colorado River until you leave the state. The pic below was a scenic rest stop at Georgetown Lake just off the i70. You can’t tell from the picture but the freeway lines this lake on the left side behind the yellow trees. This was our view from the spot where we parked our car. DSC_0049

The Traveling Pomeranian loved her scenic bathroom break. DSC_0041

Trout were leaping out of this lake constantly. It was crystal clear and you could watch them swimming around. This fly fisherman was catching good size trout. There were a few RVers that were parked in the same area. They started chatting with us because they thought Bailey was so cute and one of them had 2 Pomeranians of their own. DSC_0056 DSC_0070

You can rent cabins along the shoreline. DSC_0072

Back on the road. We keep Bailey’s bed on our center console when we travel in our car. She loves to sleep there because she is in between us and she can also see out the windshield if she wants. Vail is popular for skiing but it was really beautiful this time of the year. The foliage was very yellow and it has great mountain views. photo 1 (6)

My favorite spot in Colorado was in the city of Grand Junction. Colorado National Monument was awe inspiring. It was one of those random stops that we didn’t expect anything out of. In fact we were looking for an exit to do a bathroom stop and switch drivers when I saw the sign for Colorado National Monument. We have a National Park Pass and since I’ve never been to a dull National Park or Monument I knew it had to be something special. It’s just off the freeway and immediately after we entered the park there were big horned sheep blocking the road. photo 2

They have an RV campsite over looking some incredible deep valleys. All different types of hiking trails from short walks to long strenuous hikes. I will be back when we have more time to hike alongside these giant cliffs in the valley. DSC_0122

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3 Comments on “Traveling through Colorado

  1. Love reading about your travels the photos are great.. I loved traveling the USA by car have done it twice CA to MI.

  2. LOVE seeing your photos and reading about your trips.. Traveled the USA twice by car once by train and loved every minute.

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