Rocky Mountains

May 2017

10 Miles Above the Trees on Trail Ridge Road

By |2019-12-12T07:25:16-06:00May 17th, 2017|Colorado, Destinations, Estes Park, Rocky Mountains|

Trail Ridge Road is the name of the heavily traveled highway that passes through Rocky Mountain National Park. Aptly nicknamed “Highway to the Sky”, this oversized two lane road covers 48 miles between Estes Park and Grand Lake in Colorado. This road includes more than 10 miles of drive above the tree line (about 11,500 feet). This allows travelers a sweeping view of the mountain range surrounding them. Its highest point peaks at 12,183 feet above sea level, making this the highest road in any national park. […]

April 2017

South by Southwest – Rocky Mountain Road Trip Part 3

By |2019-12-12T07:00:02-06:00April 7th, 2017|Colorado, Destinations, Estes Park, Guides, Rocky Mountains|

Our Rocky Mountain Road Trip had us leaving Yellowstone Park after just a couple of days. We felt as though we barely scratched the surface of what there is to see. We made a note to ourselves that there would have to be a return trip at some time in the future. For now we aimed our car South by Southwest toward Grand Teton National Park. The rolling hills welcomed us, as we barreled down the highway. Soon we caught our first glimpse of the majestic mountain range. We were on our we to the third leg of our Rocky Mountain journey. (Read Part Two [...]

March 2017

High Altitude Fun at the Hogle Zoo

By |2019-04-07T05:49:19-06:00March 10th, 2017|Salt Lake City, Utah|

We are zoo people! There I said it, and it feels good to get that off of my chest. On many occasions we have been asked about the attractions we visited, when we were traveling as a couple without kids in tow. We are still amazed when people act amazed that we visited a zoo on our travels. Let’s face it, it’s a fascination we have in common. Some zoos are designed to be purely entertaining, while others are heavy on educational value. We have seen small, medium, and large sized zoos. We have been to zoos in the Midwest, near the oceans, [...]

Anniversary Inn – Logan, Utah

By |2018-11-22T06:27:04-06:00March 6th, 2017|Logan, Utah|

Specialty lodging options come in many styles. Some places have indoor waterparks, while others may have an unbelievable view. About 1 1/2 hours north of Salt Lake City, in Logan, Utah, you will find Anniversary Inn, which has the designation of being a most unusual lodging option. Logan was founded by Brigham Young in 1859. This sleepy city has grown to over 100,000 residents in the metropolitan area. The Morgan Quitno Press, from Lawrence, Kansas, has twice ranked Logan the safest city in the United States. […]

Pioneer Life at The National Oregon California Trail Center

By |2018-11-22T06:27:22-06:00March 5th, 2017|Idaho, Montpelier|

In Montpelier, Idaho we found The National Oregon California Trail Center, which offers those who travel to this out of the way town a real treat. On our Rocky Mountain Road Trip adventure we found lots of unique stops, but of course time limits the amount that can be seen. We both enjoy historical places that focus on the period of Westward Expansion. Crystal enjoys the stories of people’s lives, and their experiences during these trying times. I like to learn about the tools they used to tame the land, and help them cross the rugged terrain.  […]