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
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
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
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
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
Roger takes an unexpectedly tough hike in Glenwood Springs to visit the Doc Holliday Memorial
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
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
An amazing road trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park - gorgeous scenery, elk (!!!), and cool mountain lakes
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
Exploring beautiful Beaver Creek and enjoying a four-pianist concert from very close box seats!