On August 22, our first day at Rocky Mountain National Park, we drove the length of Bear Lake Road, which had been closed when we were there in 2012. A beautiful spot along that drive is Sprague Lake.
|Sprague Lake (Photo by Doug)|
We always love a good waterfall, so we decided to hike the trail to Alberta Falls.
|Trail to Alberta Falls|
|Mountain Ash Berries|
|Chipmunk on Trail to Alberta Falls|
|Mule Deer Along the Trail|
After our hike to Alberta Falls, we decided to drive about 30 miles south of Estes Park to the Wild Basin area of the national park, for a short hike to another waterfall, Copeland Falls.
|Lower Copeland Falls|
|Upper Copeland Falls|
On the way back to Estes Park from Wild Basin, we stopped to get a picture of the Chapel on the Rock at Allenspark, Colorado. It's open to the public, but it was closed for the day by the time we got there.
|Chapel on the Rock|
And now, some video from our waterfall hikes:
I'll have one more post from the Rockies next time.