Colorado Road Trip 2019 | Western Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park

After spending a number of days visiting the eastern side of Rocky Mountain National Park (via the town of Estes Park), we moved over to the western side and stayed at a B&B in Tabernash called Wild Horse Inn.  This is located about 25 miles from the Kawuneeche Visitor Center entrance to the park and a few mile north of the resort of Winter Park where we would soon spend a couple of days in a small condo (Airbnb).

Below are a few images of the park on the western side.  You'll see plenty of snow as the Trail Ridge Road travels some of its distance over 11,000 feet above sea level. Plus there had been record snowfall in May. The roads are not treated with chemicals or salt, so it wasn't actually open for travel until the day before these photos were taken in June

Continental Divide

Continental Divide at Poudre Lake

Trail Ridge Road

The visitor center remained closed due to snow

Selfie opportunity

Farthest away: Longs Peak 14,259'

snow removal equipment

snow removal equipment

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