Though we have made many trips through the Canadian Rockies...
...we have never before been to Colorado.
Well, that is not totally true...since I have flown through Denver on several occasions and so have spent an hour or two in the Denver airport.
But I somehow don't think the airport experience does justice to the state of Colorado.
And so...we are planning a road trip...one that will take us through the Colorado Rocky Mountains...
maybe New Mexico...and on through southern Utah.
This is where you come in. If you have visited Colorado...and have a fabulous place or two you would like to recommend to us...we are looking for suggestions.
My friend Pat has suggested we check out Pike's Peak and the cog railway...and also the red rock formations at the 'garden of gods' near Colorado Springs....along with some of the famous state parks.
A waitress at Whistler...who hailed from Colorado...said we had to see Independence Pass near Aspen.
It happens to be one of the highest paved roads in North America.
Oh...and she said that if we passed by Boulder...
we had to have breakfast at Lucille's.
I like those kind of tips from people who have been there!
We'll definitely be visiting Rocky Mountain National Park...
and we'll see how that compares to our Canadian Rockies.
But the rest of our road trip is still quite open to suggestion.
I look forward to hearing about your favorite spots!
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." ~ Susan Sontag.
...and when our next road trip is done, Colorado and New Mexico will be coloured in as well!
As for the eastern states...maybe one day.
That is a long way to drive!
Wishing you all happy, safe and patriotic weekend!