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June 20: Golden, Colorado (just west of Denver).

We are in Clear Creek City Park N39° 45.197' W105° 13.193' Golden, Colorado. The campground is located on the south side of 10th street at the end of the road. Clear Creek City Campground is one of the nicest (location wise) campgrounds you can stay in (our opinion). located on Clear Creek 3-blocks from downtown Golden. They have paved interior roads with small backin sites (mature trees are so wonderful); 50-amps, water and sewer, $28.91 per-night 303-278-1437. There is a 2-week max stay before you have to leave the park and they do not take reservations.

Today is going to be an exciting day. We are going to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. However, we are going to enter Rocky Mountain National Park from the back side or the western side instead of going through Estes Park, the eastern entrance.

We are going to head west on I-70 through Idaho Springs to mile marker 232 and exit on US-40 which will take us up and over Berthoud Pass.

From Berthoud Pass we will fall down to Grand Lake, Colorado which is a beautiful little community high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

From Grand Lake we will continue on the the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park then up and over Milner Pass which will make the second time we have crossed over the Continental Divide today. The first time was at Berthoud Pass a short time ago.

From Milner Pass we continue on to the Alpine Visitors Center then follow Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park to Estes Park. From Estes Park back to Golden would be an exciting ride if we had not just been over the Continental Divide twice then driven down Trail Ridge Road.

Oh my! What a day. Now join us as we enjoy a small section of our exciting day.

Magpies acting like lovebirds





These magpies were acting like lovebirds on a picnic table near the small town of Grand Lake out the southwest gate to Rocky Mountain National Park.



Yak or long haired cow?




Will someone tell us what this is? It looks like a cross between a cow and a yak or it may be a yak.




Moose in Rocky Mountain National Park



Joyce spotted this cow moose shortly after we entered the southwest entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.





Coyote looking for dinner




We spotted this coyote foraging for food in a meadow near Estes Park.





Coyote near Estes Park, Colorado


Even coyotes need a good yawn now and then.


Here are some other Travel Adventures in this area that may interest you:

Golden, Colorado -- Kayaking Clear Creek in Golden, Colorado -- Golden Farmer's Market --

Hang Gliding on Lookout Mountain -- Buffalo Bill's Grave on Lookout Mountain -- Nature Center on Lookout Mountain

Evergreen, Colorado and Bear Creek scenic drive -- Dinosaur Ridge near Morrison, Colorado

Central City & Black Hawk, Colorado -- Mountain Goats of Mount Evans -- Clear Creek Canyon Scenic Drive

The Oh-My-God Road from Central City to Idaho Springs -- Boulder Canyon Scenic Drive -- Golden, Colorado

Evergreen, Colorado -- Kayaking fun in Clear Creek Golden, Colorado -- Mount Evans Scenic Drive -- Lookout Mountain

Summit Lake on Mount Evans ** Loveland Pass on I-70 ** Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70 ** Colorado Ski Areas

Oversize Loads on US-6 ** I-70 West of Denver ** Clear Creek Water Sports Golden, Colorado

Colorado Nature ** I-70 around Idaho Springs ** Berthoud Pass ** Grand Lake, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Wildlife ** Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park ** Rocky Mountain National Park

Alpine Visitors Center Rocky Mountain National Park ** Milner Pass Rocky Mountain National Park


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Until next time remember how good life is.

Mike & Joyce Hendrix

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