Rocky Mountain National Park
Our second day in the park where the weather was sunny and nothing like the previous day. This time we headed to the Bear Creek Lake trail entrance and hiked up to Emerald Lake. The following are pictures from our hike:
We arrived in Estes Park just before lunch, ate, and then continued on to the Rocky Mountain National Park. We ended up going through the gate near the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. From there, we headed up the Old Fall River Road which is a narrow, one-way, dirt road (not for the faint of heart). Unfortunately, the weather took a turn for the worse as a heavy thunderstorm rolled in. By the time we reached the Alpine Visitor Center, it was sleeting. The Trail Ridge Road, which is paved, is how we looped back out of the park to the exit near the Moraine Park Visitor Center. We probably would have attempted more hiking if the weather wasn’t so wet but getting a partial scan of the park from the car was interesting at least (despite the pictures, below, being rather gloomy).