After Rocky Mountain National Park we spent a few days in Boulder and Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. We spent a morning climbing at Flagstaff Mountain outside of Boulder, then headed to our hotel in Denver. The GABF festivities were in the afternoon and evening so Friday morning we decided to drive down to Colorado Springs to check out Garden of the Gods. While we didn’t have time to hike or climb we did enjoy the photographic opportunities.
After GABF we started our way back west via 70 with a detour over Independence Pass into Aspen. We were really fortunate to be there during peak fall colors so we decided to spend the time to take a shuttle bus into Maroon Bells to check out the scenery. I’m really glad we did. Although it was a cloudy and stormy day we really enjoyed photographing the beautiful colors with striking peaks in the background.
From Maroon Bells and Aspen we headed back to 70 and continued west. Right around sunset we stopped at a BLM campground right along the Colorado River, just east of Moab. Tomorrow’s desintation: Arches National Park!