Thursday, August 7, 2008

TRAIL RIDGE ROAD

Trail Ridge Road is the highest paved continuous road in the United States. (Please let me have that right.) It runs through Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park to Grand Lake. It is usually cleared of snow and open around Memorial Day. It's a beautiful summer drive and peaks at just over 12,000 feet above sea level. Leaves some people a little short of breath but usually its attributed to the views. These photo's were taken the 2nd week in June.







Trail Ridge Visitors Center


There is a 2 foot rock wall under the snow and the view below

is what you would see if the snowbank wasn't there.

Looking East



Snowbank along road near the top.



Colorado River on the West Side. This is where the kids usually put the canoe in to come downriver.

3 comments:

Pat said...

This area of the country is so beautiful and I never tire of seeing it. Beautiful photographs!

Thanks!

Katherines Dream said...

Such beautiful picutes Judy - even though it is summer here! well a joke of summer really!
Have a great weekend.
Carol x

Paz said...

Lovely photos, as usual!

Snow in June? I should be there because that means it's much cooler there. Right?

Paz