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Trail Ridge Road and Sightseeing in Rocky Mountain National Park

I live in Houston and have worked as a nurse. I have a lifelong passion for traveling, nature, and photography (preferably all together!).

Alpine flowers in the Rocky Mountains

Alpine flowers in the Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains Vacation

Many Rocky Mountain photos will be shared in this post showcasing Upper Beaver Meadow and Trail Ridge Road while addressing one very scenic day that my mother and I enjoyed on a Colorado vacation some years ago in July.

Four days of our vacation were in Estes Park, and each day we ventured out in different directions to absorb as much of the beauty as was possible in that length of time. Estes Park provided a breathtakingly beautiful portion of our eleven days spent in Colorado.

We read about these areas of the Rocky Mountain National Park ahead of time while planning our vacation. Hopefully, the pictures in this post will show what awaits visitors to this part of the world.

Upper Beaver Meadow

We spent the first part of our day exploring Upper Beaver Meadow by car and by doing a bit of strolling through the meadow. Upper Beaver Meadow is on the East side of the Rocky Mountain National Park and sits at an elevation of around 7800 feet. People regularly see elk and deer. Other animals occasionally sighted include badgers, fox, coyotes, mountain lions, and even bears.

The high meadow derives its name for good reason. It is easy to see evidence of beavers building their dams along the waterways. These Rocky Mountain beavers are truly busy ones! In view were some busy beavers swimming and diving down into the water around one of their dams with a branch in tow. My mother and I wondered just how often these waterways take a new path through the meadow due to the beaver's actions?

The trees one commonly finds ringing Upper Beaver Meadow are aspens that have leaves that turn a glorious golden color in the Fall, plus Douglas fir and lodge-pole pines.

People who like to fish can find plenty of trout. Rainbow, cutthroat, brook, and German brown trout are in the park's streams, rivers, and lakes.

One could spend much more time in Upper Beaver Meadow. Some people were enjoying this area by riding horses. Hikers can enjoy taking different trails. One of them takes one to Deer Ridge Junction and is one mile in duration. If one wishes to go a bit further, a 2.7-mile-trail takes one to Morraine Park. For those enthusiasts who want to experience more, a 6.5-mile hike takes one to Trail Ridge Road.

The road into Upper Beaver Meadow is dirt and goes just a little over 1 1/2 miles to the end, which is how my mother and I viewed the meadow. In the winter, the road is closed to vehicles. Access is by walking in with skis, snowshoes, and the like.

Trail Ridge Road

My mother and I were about to take one of the most spectacular 40-mile drives ever, the Trail Ridge Road. U.S. 34 is the numbered highway that takes one on this spectacular sightseeing journey on the highest continuous paved road in the United States.

From the literature that we picked up, it said to allow four to six hours to drive to the Alpine Visitor Center at the top of Trail Ridge Road and return to Estes Park. Being a bit of a "camera bug," I knew to allow the maximum or even more time to enjoy this wondrous drive which takes one through multiple life zones.

As we kept driving and going up in elevation, the trees were more stunted in growth and eventually ceased growing altogether.

This drive is only done in the summertime because deep snowdrifts generally have the upper elevations of Trail Ridge Road closed the rest of the year. The lower portions of this road are at 8,000 feet elevations, and over 10 miles of it are more than 11,000-feet, with the highest altitude reaching 12,183 feet above sea level.

There are multiple parking areas provided for one's vehicle as one traverses Trail Ridge Road. One can gaze upon the surrounding scenery from different vantage points and take pictures as I happily did.

Alpine Visitor's Center

At the uppermost elevations of Trail Ridge Road, whether one initiates the drive from the east entrance of Estes Park or the west entrance near Grand Lake, one finds the Alpine Visitor's Center. This area is a great stopping point where one can get out and walk and view the beautiful alpine tundra vegetation.

The profuse vegetation blankets this high elevation of the Rocky Mountains Continental Divide in the summer with thick and often multicolored flowers. Some of the plants that grow on the tundra include the following from literature that we acquired: anemone, saxifrage, dwarf and alpine clovers, snowball, sky pilot, and king's crown.

The visitor's center offers people a place to get out and stretch their legs, and it also provides a place where one can purchase food and refreshments, use restrooms and buy souvenirs if desired.

My mother stayed at the Alpine Visitor's Center. I walked up higher and took some photos of the tundra plants. Living in Houston, Texas, which is not that far above sea level, we noticed the altitude difference. At those sky-high elevations, most people took their time walking, and one could become sunburned if one spent much time there on a bright day such as we enjoyed.

Lava Cliffs

We were to see many more gorgeous views as we followed the Trail Ridge Road back down, often pulling over to take more pictures. One of these was at the Lava Cliffs turnout. From this vantage point, different mountains are in view.

  • Desolation Peaks at 12,949 feet
  • Mount Chapin at 12,454 feet
  • Mount Chiquita at 13,069 feet
  • Ypsilon Mountain at 13,514 feet.

Whoever named Mount Chiquita (Chiquita in Spanish meaning "very small") must have had a sense of humor!

At some times of the year, people do technical climbing on these 300-foot tall lava cliffs! But it was July at the time of our visit, and they were still closed due to snow.

I hope you enjoyed these photos taken on my mother's and my Colorado vacation the one day we spent enjoying the Upper Beaver Meadow and the amazing Trail Ridge Road. For your enjoyment, I added a few extra photos that other people took.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Peggy Woods

Comments are welcomed.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 25, 2021:

Hi Devika,

I am so glad that we decided to see why the Trail Ridge Road was so unique. The elevation changes and how the scenery changed were amazing to experience. The flowers that blanket the tundra are plentiful and beautiful. People are warned to stay on paths so that they are not disturbed. Apparently, they take years to establish themselves and have shallow roots.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 25, 2021:

Peggy this sounds a great adventure. So worth considering to travel and out in nature is amazing! It is a perfect getaway.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 24, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

I hope you make it to Colorado someday. It is a beautiful state! This road trip was merely a one-day adventure. We saw much more of the state on other days.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 24, 2021:

Hi MG,

The scenery is spectacular in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Driving this particular road was an experience to remember! I am pleased that you enjoy these travel articles.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 24, 2021:

Hi Manatita,

You have certainly been on some fabulous trails and trips. I am glad you liked learning about this road in the Rocky Mountains. Thanks for your comment.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 24, 2021:


I long to visit Colorado. I'm not sure why, but I have always wanted to see it.

Hopefully one day I will make it.

Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 24, 2021:

Hi Misbah,

I am so glad you enjoyed learning about this scenic drive through the Rocky Mountain National Park. It is an experience I will never forget. I appreciate your comment.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on February 24, 2021:

Nice article Peggy. I love these travel articles and they make great reading.This is one place I have never traveled to and perhaps I missed something.

manatita44 from london on February 24, 2021:

An amazing site, as seen in the second and indeed the first videos. Your descriptions are both exquisite and exotic. It was Bill who spoke eloquently of the Rocky Mountains some years ago and since then, I myself have included them in poetry and prose.

If you would allow me to digress, I have been to Machu Picchu and Anapurna in Nepal, some 8,000 metres or so. I climbed some 5000 metres as I did on Mt Kilimanjaro and came back, because of time constraints. I absolutely adore trails.

Great writing and truly beautiful scenery.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on February 24, 2021:

This place looks so lovely

Thanks for sharing this article

I found this interesting

Very detailed and impressive pictures


Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 24, 2021:

Hi Larry,

It is nice that you also got to spend some time in Estes Park with your family. If you ever go back, perhaps you can travel the Trail Ridge Road. It is definitely something worth doing! Thanks for your comment.

Larry on February 23, 2021:

My family and I visited Estes Park many decades ago in the summertime. Not sure the roads you traveled were even available then. So enjoyed seeing the views you presented. Thank you for another fine and informative article.

Robert Sacchi on November 01, 2019:

You're welcome. So glad you posted.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 01, 2019:

Thanks Robert. So glad to know that you enjoyed the photos.

Robert Sacchi on October 31, 2019:

Yes, these are great photos.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 31, 2019:

Hi Robert,

The Trail Ridge Road is definitely worth the time to travel and explore if a person is ever visiting the Rocky Mountains when the weather would allow such a trip. I am so happy to be able to share my photos with you and others.

Robert Sacchi on October 30, 2019:

A spectacular place. It's great you had the opportunity to visit. Thank you for sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 27, 2013:

Hi Margaret,

Yes those upper elevations also affected us. Houston, Texas is not that much higher than sea level...probably 50 feet or thereabouts. My mother could not do much walking at those higher elevations. Nice that you got to spend quality time there!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 26, 2013:

Hi Au fait,

You were fortunate to be able to live in such a gorgeous state and be able to enjoy sites such as this more than once. Thanks for the votes, 5 star rating, the pin and the share. :)

Margaret Perrottet from San Antonio, FL on June 25, 2013:

I loved this park - got to see it in 2008. My husband and I stayed in the area for a week, and really go to see the park. One thing I noticed was how much the elevation affected us. We had a great time hiking and exploring the park, however, and would love to go back. Great hub that really captures the beauty of this area. Voted up, interesting and beautiful.

C E Clark from North Texas on June 24, 2013:

I've been through Rocky Mountain National Park a couple of times when I used to live in Western Colorado and people would come visit so they would have tourist guides. ;) Definitely a good place to visit, although much of Colorado is extremely scenic and beautiful and unusual to see. Spectacular photos, great videos, and tons of helpful info for anyone wanting to visit. Gave you another 5 stars, voted up and beautiful/useful, will share with followers and pin!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 21, 2013:

Hi Deborah,

The Rocky Mountain National Park is surely wondrous. Nice that you have experienced it personally to know of its vastness and beauty. I would also like to go back there someday. :)) Thanks for your comment.

Deborah Neyens from Iowa on March 12, 2013:

You have done a great job capturing one of my favorite places on earth! It's been a few years since I've been to RMNP and reading this really makes me want to go back.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 02, 2012:

Hi Stephanie,

While you were in a different part of Colorado, most of Colorado...at least all the parts that I have seen...are all so pretty. Will be nice to see some of your photos in a hub about that Rocky Mountain High state. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 01, 2012:

Hi dwachira,

Hope you get to visit Colorado someday and see sites like this Trail Ridge Road in the Rocky Mountains. So glad that you liked the photos. Thanks for your comment and vote.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 01, 2012:

Hi sgbrown,

Nice that you have gotten to experience the Trail Ridge Road in the Rocky Mountains. Perhaps next time with your hubby, you can drive it in leisurely fashion and enjoy it together. It is so scenic and beautiful! Appreciate your comment, votes and the share.

Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on October 01, 2012:

And spark the nostalgia. I was recently in Colorado. I had to split my time between Boulder and Aurora. I know, very different places, but a good experience. I have a ton of pictures from the trip, but have yet to pull together an article.

Danson Wachira from Nairobi, Kenya on October 01, 2012:

I would like to visit Colorado and visit Rocky Mountain National Park , the photos in this article look awesome. Voted up.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on October 01, 2012:

This is beautiful! I have been up Trail Ridge Road, looking down as we were driving, scared the "rain" out of me, but it was so beautiful. I was there on a business trip and didn't have much time to explore. I hope to go back some day and take hubby with me, he would love it! Beautiful hub, as always! Voted up, awesome and sharing! Have a wonderful day! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 18, 2012:

Hello again bandrocker,

As you can see, we really enjoyed our time spent exploring the Trail Ridge Road and taking photos in the Rocky Mountains. Thanks again for your visit & comment.

brandrocker on February 18, 2012:

Hello Peggy W,

Yup! You have lots of scopes to capture great moments when you have such a wonderful background all around. And the photos have been well captured. Some of them just look like landscape posters. Thanks once again for sharing the album with us.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 18, 2012:

Hello brandrocker,

Yes, 4 of our 11 day vacation was spent in Estes Park allowing us the time to explore the Trail Ridge Road and other parts of the Rocky Mountains. It was so beautiful! Glad that you liked the photos and videos. Thanks for your comment.

brandrocker on February 18, 2012:

Beautiful hub. You must have spent four terrific days of your life there. Memories glitter. Really enjoyed viewing the pics and the videos.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 16, 2011:

Hi doodlebugs,

I hear you! Ha! Since I am not a skier, Spring, Summer and Fall would be my preferable time to visit Colorado also. Thanks for commenting on this Trail Ridge Road hub in the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park.

Nolen Hart from Southwest on October 16, 2011:

Great photos in your Hub. I don't want to meet one of the snowblowers on the road, so I'd prefer to visit Colorado in the summer. (Not much of a cold weather person).

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2011:

Hello Emile R,

How fortunate you were to have been able to spend time living, camping and exploring the beautiful State of Colorado. Nice to know that this hub brought back some happy memories for you. Thanks for your comment. :))

Emile R on September 30, 2011:

I enjoyed your hub immensely. I used to live in Colorado and we spent every weekend camping and exploring the wonders of that great state.I've missed it and your hub brought back some beautiful memories.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 06, 2011:

Hi applecsmith,

Lucky you to be visiting Colorado every year! Such great scenery there! Glad that you liked this hub about the Trail Ridge Road. Hope that you enjoy it as much as my mother and I did when we saw it. Thanks for the comment. :))

Carrie Smith from Dallas, Texas on September 06, 2011:

This is a beautiful hub and the pictures are gorgeous. I love visiting Colorado every year but I have yet to experience some of these locations. I've bookmarked for future reference. Voted up and sharing!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 06, 2011:

Hello hungryin,

Glad to hear that you liked seeing these photos of Trail Ridge Road in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Thanks for your comment.

hungryin on September 06, 2011:

It was beautiful to see and watch the pics,

hungryin on September 06, 2011:

It was beautiful to see and watch the pics,

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 01, 2011:

Hello TheMonk,

It was amazing to see those beaver dams...and so many of them!...in Upper Beaver Meadow. Nice to hear that you enjoyed this photography taken in the Rocky Mountains. You know what they say..."a picture is worth a thousand words." Thanks for your comment.

TheMonk from Brazil on July 01, 2011:

I´m not really into landscape photography. However, your photos did impressed me! I particularly liked the Upper Beaver Meadow with Beaver Dams. Fantastic!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 20, 2011:

Hi DaltonPark,

So happy to hear that you have not only enjoyed the Trail Ridge Road but also the Old Fall River Road in the Rockies of Colorado. We traveled both while on vacation and I also shared pictures of the Fall River Road in another hub. Such glorious scenery! You were blessed to have grown up in that area. Thanks for your comment.

DaltonPark from Monterey, CA on June 20, 2011:

Beautiful pics! I grew up in northern Colorado, and your hub made me rather homesick! As a kid, we would go up to Trail Ridge a few times every summer and hike around, in addition to camping all over the Rockies throughout the summer. I would recommend to people that when they go to Trail Ridge from the Estes Park side to take Old Fall River Road, if they are feeling adventurous and the weather permits. This is the winding dirt road 'back way' up to the visitor's center on Trail Ridge. This way gives you a lot of chances to see wildlife, and gets you away from all the tourist traffic on the main road during summer weekends.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 31, 2011:

Hello KoffeKlatch Gals,

So happy to hear that you enjoyed the Rocky Mountain photography on Trail Ridge Road. It was a scenic part of our Colorado vacation and one well remembered. Thanks for the comment.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on March 31, 2011:

Peggy, gorgeous pictures. Thanks for the scenic tour it was great fun.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 28, 2011:

Hi James,

Thanks for viewing some of this Rocky Mountain Photography taken on the Trail Ridge road and also Upper Beaver Meadow. Glad you liked the pictures shown here from my mother's and my Colorado vacation trip some years ago and appreciate the comment.

James A Watkins from Chicago on February 28, 2011:

The "Upper Beaver Meadow" shots are spectacular! "Scenery viewed from a parking area near Trail Ridge Road" unbelievably beautiful.

You are quite the photographer. Thank you for this exquisite gallery!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 23, 2011:

Hi jaclin,

Yes, we had some wonderful times together on vacation and also in life. She was my best friend as well as being my mother. I lost her just 13 months ago and still miss her!

I have much more to write about our vacations...even this one spent in Colorado. Have started breaking them into shorter segments so that they do not get too long. So stay tuned...there will be more from Colorado in the future.

It is nice going through photo albums and writing about things that we got to enjoy doing together...same as with your Dad. My Dad died many years ago. My mother was widowed for 28 years.

Thanks for your comment.

jaclin on February 23, 2011:

Once again an inspiring hub with some fantastic photographs... I was thinking as I was reading it that you appear to have made some amazing trips with you Mom - then I read above that this was your second to last trip with her... I can imagine that writing you hubs and sharing your photos must bring back some wonderful memories of time spent with her. Having lost my Dad five years ago - I love doing scrapbook pages of times spent with him...

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 20, 2011:

Hello oliversmum,

Happy to be able to share this Rocky Mountain photography from my mother's and my Colorado vacation with you. Seeing the alpine flowers growing at 12,000 feet elevation was a treat as was so much else on that great trip.

Even without a fear of flying it is impossible to get everywhere in the world to see it in person. Like you, I enjoy reading and seeing photos from others who write about different areas that I have never visited.

Thanks again for your comment and vote up. Much appreciated! :)

oliversmum from australia on February 20, 2011:

Peggy W. Hi.Thank you for taking us on a spectacular holiday.

The scenery is beautiful and your photographs are magical.The flowers and the wildlife would be something to see in person.

I just wish it was not so far away, and my fear of flying would go away.

Thank you again.I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and looking at the photographs.Voted up. :) :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 19, 2011:

Hi Hello, hello,

This one day of my mother's and my Colorado vacation was packed with beautiful experiences. Getting to do some Rocky Mountain photography was a treat for me and to do it from the very high Trail Ridge Road at those lofty heights was amazing. Glad to hear that you liked seeing the pictures and hearing about it. Appreciate the comment.

Hello, hello, from London, UK on February 19, 2011:

You are so lucky to see so much beauty. Thank you so much for showing it to us.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 17, 2011:

Hi Cheryl,

Our Colorado vacation was the 2nd last one my mother and I got to take together. I cherish those memories of us seeing the sites along Trail Ridge Road and experiencing the Rocky Mountains together. Thanks for your comment.

Cheryl J. from Houston, TX on February 17, 2011:


This is a very lovely and colorful hub on your Colorado vacation. Your photos and videos are really great. I would love to experience the beauty of Trail Ridge Road and capture the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. A great hub.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 17, 2011:

Hi Prasetio,

So very happy to share one day of our Colorado vacation with you! It would be wonderful for you to experience Trail Ridge Road and get to do some of your own Rocky Mountain photography. Knowing you...it would make for a fantastic hub! You always see the beauty in things, big and small. God bless you!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 17, 2011:

Hello Jeff,

Since you have been to Upper Beaver Meadow and Trail Ridge Road, you first-hand know the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Climbing them...that is something else that the majority of people never attempt. You are quite the explorer and athlete! Thanks for the comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 17, 2011:

Hi Micky,

Wow! That would be quite a bike ride going up the Trail Ridge Road! If you think you are sore going up Mount Mitchell...OUCH!...in the Rockies! I wouldn't want your saddle sores! :-)

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on February 17, 2011:

Wow... I can't say anything. Peggy, this is special place and totally beautiful. I liked your report about Rocky Mountain. You have great journey. Well done. I love all stunning pictures here. I hope I can visit this place someday. Vote up as usual. God bless you!

Your best friend, Prasetio

Jeffrey Penn May from St. Louis on February 17, 2011:

I've climbed three 14er's in Colorado, and backpacked, as well as been to the places in your hub. Love the pictures and videos. You do a nice job of capturing the spirit of the place. Even though I've climbed mountains from Alaska to South America, the Rockies in Colorado never lose their appeal.

Micky Dee on February 17, 2011:

Very nice Peggy! I would love to climb this on a bicycle. 12,000 ft.! Our Mount Mitchell is almost half that and it's the highest on the east coast. Beautifully done Peggy!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 16, 2011:

Hello agusfanani,

Oh yes...beavers can literally change the course of a river with their dams if left intact. We certainly saw a great number of them in Upper Beaver Meadow while on our Colorado vacation in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 16, 2011:


Thanks for taking a look at our Colorado Vacation on this one day that included the Trail Ridge Road. It offers such grand vistas and makes it perfect for taking some Rocky Mountain photography. Glad that you liked it and thanks for your comment.

agusfanani from Indonesia on February 16, 2011:

I enjoy this hub very much, the views are wonderful and I didn't know that beavers are such good engineers ! Thank you Peggy W.

DjBryle from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =) on February 16, 2011:

Wow! Such a lovely place. It would be so great to spend some time and relax there... the flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing these images with words that makes visiting the place even more interesting. I missed my virtual tour with you, Peggy! 'Been too busy lately, but this virtual tour really helped me unwind and put up a cheerful mood for a better day! Thanks! God bless! =)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 16, 2011:

Hi dahoglund,

It is amazing to see snow in July but taking into consideration the elevations of the Trail Ridge road in the Rocky Mountains, I guess it is not all that unusual. Thanks for viewing this portion of our Colorado vacation taken some years ago and leaving a comment.

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on February 16, 2011:

I remember traveling through the mountains in in July of 1960 going to Los Angeles for my brothers wedding. i was so impressed to find snow in July.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 16, 2011:

Hi Billy,

That's an idea! Add a song to this hub. How about John Denver singing Rocky Mountain High? (Smile) Glad you liked this hub showing more of my mother's and my Colorado Vacation...especially the Trail Ridge Road. Thanks for your comment.

billyaustindillon on February 16, 2011:

Peggy thanks for sharing some more beautiful photos from your rocky mountain journey - I keep hearing Joe Walsh's Rocky Mountain way now as I read through in my head :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 16, 2011:

Hi Pamela,

I know what you mean. Colorado is so beautiful and vacationing there is such a delight. Glad you liked these Rocky Mountain photography images on Trail Ridge and elsewhere. Thanks for your comment.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 16, 2011:

Peggy, I haven't been to Colorado for a number of years and your pictures make me want to return as soon as possible. The pictures are stunning as Colorado is such a beautiful state. It sounds like your vacation was just wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 16, 2011:

Hello AskAshlie3433,

Like you, we almost moved to Colorado Springs once, but those plans fell through. Glad that you enjoyed these Rocky Mountain photography pictures on Trail Ridge and Upper Beaver Meadow on our Colorado vacation. Now that you mention it, our ears were popping a bit! I had forgotten that. Thanks for the speedy first comment.

AskAshlie3433 from WEST VIRGINIA on February 16, 2011:

What a beautiful place Peggy and such a great review. I bet you had a ball. I always have wanted to go there and I actually had plans to moove to Aspen but it didn't work out. That was a snow covered road! Wow, a couple of feet at the least. Great collection of pictures. Love the one with the sign. That is way up there. I bet your poor ears were a popping. Great hub and great read Peggy. Best to you and take care.

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