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Rocky Mountain NP-W, Never Summer Mountains

Rocky Mountain – Alpine

(Grand Lake CO) A visit to Rocky Mountain National Park would not be complete with out venturing into the high peaks. I hadn’t planned to drive up the mountain to Alpine Visitor Center. However, there was a possibility I might see some Bighorn sheep, so up I went. Ascending part way, I stopped at the […]

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Rocky Mountain NP-W, Colorado River

Rocky Mountain – Kawuneeche

(Grand Lake CO) The west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Kawuneeche Valley, promised abundant wildlife and fewer tourists. Both were appealing to me. Together with a ‘first-come’ campground at the foot of the 12,000ft plus Never Summer Mountains I was hopeful for a rewarding few days. The Arapaho called it Kawuneeche, meaning […]

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Mesa Verde

(nr Cortez CO) A major site of well preserved cliff dwellings and native ruins is Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado. It does a good job of explaining the Anasazi or Ancestral Puebloan culture. Most of my time was spent exploring the Chapin Mesa. First, I visited the museum and saw a film about […]

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