Our first full day in Colorado was packed full of adventure. Our first planned stop was Red Rocks park, but on our way there we saw a sign that said “Dinosaur Ridge”. So of course, we made a little detour! We opted not to pay for the shuttle bus tour around the entire park since we were already pressed for time. Instead we just walked up the first part of the trail to check out the first set of dinosaur tracks. I wasn’t able to get any really great pictures because a school bus filled with children stopped and unloaded just as we were getting there. It was still neat to be able to see real dinosaur tracks!
Our next stop was Red Rocks park. My husband and I had been there once before (long before we had children), but I was still in awe of the beauty there. The kids climbed up and down the amphitheater and then we wandered around for a bit and I snapped a few photos.
From there, we drove to Estes Park, CO and then headed up into the Rocky Mountain National Forest. We stopped and climbed some rocks to get to a small waterfall. It was just what the kids needed after a long car ride. I love these two photos that I captured of the kids. They were so proud of themselves for making the hike!
On our drive back down the mountain, we saw a herd of Elk grazing along the roadside. We parked along the side of the road and got out so that we could get a closer look. They didn’t seem to mind us or all of the other people that had the same idea.
Stay tuned for at least one more Colorado post. We squeezed in a lot of activities while we were there and I took a ton of photos!