Road Trip to Colorado

July 6 to 21, 2010

We headed east via I-80 to Salt Lake City, then took Route U.S. 40 into Colorado. We visited Steamboat Springs, took a trip through beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park, and spent time in Boulder and Denver. Then we headed south to Colorado Springs, visiting the Garden of the Gods and taking the cog railway to the top of Pike's Peak. We then took a day to travel through the high country of Colorado before heading west to Gunnison, Crested Butte and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. We met Larry's sister Sue and brother-in-law Ed there at Black Canyon. We then spent three days in the Grand Junction area visiting with Sue and Ed and traveling through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa. It was hot in the Grand Junction area with the temperature reaching 100 to 104 degrees, but up on the Grand Mesa it was a cool 68.

We were going to travel home via Moab, Utah, Canyonlands, Bryce and Zion National Parks, but the weather man was forecasting temperatures of 110 to 114 degrees for those areas. We knew we wouldn't enjoy the heat and wouldn't want to get out of the air conditioned car to see anything, so we decided to do that another time. We headed for home on I-70 and Route U.S. 50.

As you'll see, we saw some really beautiful scenery on this trip. In fact, most of the photos are of scenic vistas, mountains, wild flowers and views seen from the highway as we traveled through the states of California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.

This was a 3,500 mile trip lasting 16 days. Join us on our journey through our gallery of photos.

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