Wendi suggested we drive Trail Ridge Road in the Rocky Mountain National Park. The place was packed with people, so driving through it presented a bit of a challenge. Even getting to it, we had to drive through Golden, Boulder, and Estes Park — so I admit traffic frustrations were already a bit high when we got to the park. However, the views in the park put into perspective the inconsiderate actions of the other people there.
How stunning is this?
It’s a 50-mile stretch of US-34 that crosses the mountains and you spend 11 miles of the drive over the timber line at 11,500ft (3505.2m) of elevation. There are a lot of turn outs, some of which even had some open spaces so I could get pictures:
Since the road’s elevation maxes out at 12,183 ft (3713.38m) elevation, these signs should say: Not even close to the top. I mean, I still had to shoot through the trees.