The trip to Buena Vista was to be about 350 miles...... we were sure we could find an easy place to park along the way. That didn't happen so we just kept on driving. I-70 is a very scenic drive - curing between the mountains, valleys, the Colorado River. #24 was closed with a road cave in, so we went over Vail Pass (10,666'), then Freemont Pass (11,500+') south to Buena Vista....... a beautiful valley surrounded by many fourteeners (that is mtn peaks over 14,000'). We've gone from 100+ to cool 60's with rain.
Today we went to the Leadville Fish Hatchery to see some friends from North Ranch that are volunteering for the summer. Enjoyed the tour and learning more about trout.
|Scenic - incredible I-70|
|Interesting Tunnels I-70|
|Leadville, CO Fish Hatchery - Mt Elbert|
|Lake w/Mt Massive|