Colorado Rockies Road Trip

July 26, 2016

Recently, we took a whirlwind trip around the Colorado Rockies (Mountains)! The weather was beautiful, the temperatures comfortable, and the company unbeatable.

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We drove from Glenwood Springs to Crested Butte, Colorado and stopped at various points on our way.

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Everything was so peaceful and serene. And truly, the scenery is so hard to capture well enough on camera.

Crested Butte reminds me of a small Swiss Village, or what I would imagine a Swiss Village to look like. It’s picturesque, quaint, and very active town. Crested Butte was the birthplace of Mountain Biking, and remains a popular mountain biking destination today.

Besides biking, there are many hiking and walking trails.

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Our first night there, we stopped to fish, and took an evening stroll overlooking the valley.

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The sunlight reflecting across the valley was incredible.

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There is something so charming about this place. This place has its own pace; where locals and tourists alike are there to enjoy each other’s company as well as the activities the mountains bring.

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Our first full day, we summited Mt. Crested Butte where a chair-lift took us up halfway, and we hiked the rest.

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The rolling meadows below our chair had a “Sound of Music” Austrian air about them.

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Several events were being hosted at Crested Butte that weekend, and the peak was filled with people!

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But we made it! 12,162 feet to the top!

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This place certainly has its own type of magic. It’s somewhere not easily forgotten and sought after by many.

When in the Colorado Rockies, I would highly recommend taking a trip here! It would be well worth your while!

-Caitlin

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