We left the red rock country of Utah and headed to the cooler heights of Colorado. Through the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70 and past Winter Park, we stopped in Granby and snagged a room for the night before heading into Rocky Mountain National Park. We passed a couple of moose and some elk on the way to the top of the mountain where we could see a long, long way. Here's a photo looking northeast beyond the park. That plume of smoke is a wildfire somewhere west of Fort Collins.
We drove across the park to the town of Estes Park where we ate a little supper. Many of you don't realize what a family-friendly town Estes Park is. Everyone there enjoys mini-golf. Check out this guy.
On the way out of town we spotted some young owls on a nest above the highway. They're very easy to spot; all you have to do is look for the photographers that are looking up. :-)