Monday, June 14, 2010

Steamboat Springs get-away

Joker and I had a really nice time at Steamboat Springs, Colorado - two nights together without the girls! We stayed in a really comfy place, ate amazing food, enjoyed beers by the river, rode bikes, visited the hot springs... and would have hiked a bit if the trails hadn't still been snowed in.

The drive up the Poudre River Canyon is stunning, one of the most scenic in Colorado. Not far from Ft. Collins is one of Colorado's coolest outdoor music venues, Mishawaka Amphitheatre.

Just outside of Steamboat the beautiful 283-foot Fish Creek Falls. Several trailheads converge at the base of the falls; the view is absolutely worth the short walk to both the upper viewing platform and the old bridge at the base of the falls.

We drove home through some of the most spectacular ranch country I've ever seen. Located on between the Front Range and the Western Slope, the dirt road through the tiny town of Rand provide a unique vista: flat, arid ranch land surrounded by tremendous mountains.

Spring was a fabulous time to visit Steamboat; we are both looking forward to returning to experience the other seasons, too!

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