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Aug 6, 2014 - St. Mary's glacier

St. Mary's Glacier, Idaho Springs, and Buffalo Bill's museum August 6, 2015 Since I had a few more days off from work, after returning from western Colorado, we decided to have ourselves a daycation. A popular day trip from Denver, St. Mary's glacier is definitely worth the visit. We left early that day on our 45 minute drive from Denver to the glacier.It was a beautiful morning. Upon reaching the parking area we paid our $5.00 fee, and set out on our hike. It was a pretty decent little hike to the glacier. We had our 3...

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Aug 15, 2012 - To the Top

When we were in Colorado Springs, we drove to the top of Pike's Peak. The narrow road makes the drive a white knuckle affair, but we made it up and back all right. About 45 minutes west of Golden is Mount Evans, the closest mountain to Denver which is over 14,000. It is 14,260 feet above sea level. There is a paved road to the top making it the highest paved road in the U.S.A. Pike's Peak is 14,115 so there is a difference of 145 feet. A staff person at our campground recommended that we drive up to the top of Mount Evans and we decded to...

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Jul 29, 2010 - Mount Evans

2010-07-29 Mount Evans Access To Another World (excerpt from Guide to Mount Evans) ‘Welcome to the Mount Evans Recreation Area on the Arapaho National Forest. As you begin your adventure to the top of the highest paved road in North America, you will drive the remnants of an even grander vision. Originally, the Mount Evans road was to go over the west side of the mountain to Grant, CO and connect with Highway 285. It was to be the middle section of the Peak to Peak Highway from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak. Linking these three 14,000-foot peaks...

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Aug 4, 2009 - Idaho Springs, CO. Indian Springs RV Resort

We finally decided to head into Colorado and ended up in Idaho Springs, CO at the Indian Springs sauna and resort. That resort word keeps coming up and I guess our Carribean trips have us spoiled. No RESORTS YET! Set up our campsite, met a nice gentleman (Doug from Wisconson) and we talked politics, politics, etc. He was a policeman in TN, got called up for the 1st Gulf War and ended up spending 10 years in the army, got out and went back to his original profession as an electrican. He was tenting across the USA, heading for Washington...

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Jul 29, 2008 - Just Because it's There

Just Because it's there was a good enough reason for me to go to Mt. Evans. Marilyn I am sure had other thoughts. Mt. Evans is 14,254 ft and the road to the top is the highest highway in the USA. The jouney starts at Idaho Springs at a comfortable 7,500 +/-. The first 13 miles of the highway wander slowly through a nice valley of pines, on smooth 45 mph road. It leads you to Echo Lake, a pretty lake surrounded by pines, and a great little resturant that serves homemade pies and cakes. The next 14 miles in divided into 2 sections. The first...

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May 15, 2001 - Idaho Springs

This morning I go out for some breakfast in Delta while waiting for the Reconstructed Fort of Uncompahgre to open, the original fort was built near Delta in 1828 but was destroyed by the Ute Indians. I spend a few hour here talking with the people who run the fort. Then on the road toward home I take highway 65 through the mountains going through Grand Mesa there is snow banks along the sides of the road a steep and winding road. Back to I-70 then making it to Idaho Springs as it was getting dark so I stopped there for the night, I still...

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