Estes Park - Hiking Heaven

Last month I got to visit beautiful Colorado during the Fall and I have never been so impressed with nature until I visited this state.  We set out early in the morning to Estes Park which is in the Rocky Mountain National Park. From there we hiked from Bear Lake to Nymph Lake, Emerald Lake, Dream Lake, Lake Haiyaha and finally The Loch .  Each lake had its own characteristics and beauty that was by far the best scenery that I have every had my eyes witness.

 I hiked with my fiancée from the early morning til late in the evening, hiking in the dark was an experience!  We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner on the trail. We totaled roughly 12 miles of distance and got pass 11k of elevation,  which being from flat Florida, really kicked my butt and was definitely the most challenging hike I have ever done.  It was worth it and I would do it again in a heart beat. One day, I will get back out there and explore more of Colorado.  This trip further validated that I need to save and spend my money on experiences, not things.  Until we meet again Colorado...


Estes Park  - Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado
40.3132° N, 105.6482° W