National Parks & Headwaters 2012 travel blog






We woke up this morning to the sound of the Colorado River rushing by. We took the opportunity to put our feet in the water. It was warmer than we expected it to be. While driving back to the Interstate we happened upon a ghost town called Cisco, UT. As we were passing through we had to stop for a train without any crossing arms to warn us of its coming. The picture shows it crossing our roadway. Then we arrived in Colorado about 90 minutes after leaving our camp. We continued on to Colorado National Monument. It was hotter than yesterday. Upwards of 106 degrees and we decided to get out of the heat for a while. It reminded us of AZ and there was no lake to boat on. After restocking the refrigerator and filling the gas tank, we left Grand Junction for higher ground. It wasn’t easy; as we were heading east on I-70, it was still in the triple digits after 5:00. Yikes! At about 6:30 we saw on the map a State Park at 8500 ft. above sea level. It took us on a back road to a dirt road about 10 miles off the highway into the mountains above Eagle, CO. What a gem! Alpine lake, hiking trails, wild animals, especially those crazy road crossing cows that won’t get out of the way!!! We’re not sure about whether we will get to Rocky Mtn. NP as the wildfires are getting nearer to there. We will find out soon.

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