Colorado 2011

09/06/2015 12 albums
A much needed escape from the summer Texas heatwave to the mountains of Colorado for hiking, photography, and relaxing times!
Day 1 (part 1) - Arrival and Aspen

Day 1 (part 1) - Arrival and Aspen

Our first full day sends us to Aspen, riding to the top of Aspen mountain, hiking, and enjoying a great day of scenery

Day 1 (part 2) - Independence Pass

Day 1 (part 2) - Independence Pass

A road trip up to Independence Pass (12,095 feet!!!) takes us past Aspen forests, a ghost town, and awesome scenery.

Day 2 (part 1) - Glenwood Caverns

Day 2 (part 1) - Glenwood Caverns

A short gondola ride to the top of Glenwood Mountain and we're at a super adventure park, including a very cool cavern...

Day 2 (part 2) - Hanging Lake hike

Day 2 (part 2) - Hanging Lake hike

A VERY tough, but awesome, hike up the cliffside to Hanging Lake - fantastic views and incredible waterfalls along the...

Day 3 (part 1) - Maroon Bells

Day 3 (part 1) - Maroon Bells

The amazing Maroon Bells - a pair of 14K peaks - dominate the landscape of our fantastic morning hike

Day 3 (part 2) - Doc Holliday's Memorial

Day 3 (part 2) - Doc Holliday's Memorial

Roger takes an unexpectedly tough hike in Glenwood Springs to visit the Doc Holliday Memorial

Day 4 - Vail arrival

Day 4 - Vail arrival

We transfer to Vail and the Marriott Streamside resort, walk around Vail Village, and bask in the Alpine feel!

Day 5 - Vail Farmer's Market

Day 5 - Vail Farmer's Market

The Vail Farmer's Market brought lots of people, vendors, and food to Vail Village - so we enjoyed that, took a hike,...

Day 6 - Rocky Mountain National Park

Day 6 - Rocky Mountain National Park

An amazing road trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park - gorgeous scenery, elk (!!!), and cool mountain lakes

Day 7 - Vail Mountain hike

Day 7 - Vail Mountain hike

Another fantastic mountain hike, this time above Vail, as we go up and up (but never lose cell phone reception!)

Day 8 - Beaver Creek and piano concert

Day 8 - Beaver Creek and piano concert

Exploring beautiful Beaver Creek and enjoying a four-pianist concert from very close box seats!

Day 9 - Beaver Creek trail ride

Day 9 - Beaver Creek trail ride

Kathy and I take a long horseback trail ride into the mountains above Beaver Creek, then top off our last night with a...