Summer Kickoff Roadtrip

I rolled into Ridgway just long enough to cheers summer starting at Colorado Boy and then I headed out for a little roadtrip around Colorado. The sun was out and there is little that is better than cruising around listening to good music with a pup drooling on my shoulder.

Monarch Pass

We cruised through Cripple Creek, taking a little walk down the strip of casinos and then headed down the road to Victor.

Cripple Creek

From Victor Pass, we got a beautiful view of Pikes Peak (our destination for the next day!).

Victor Pass

Finding a place to camp turned out to be way harder than I’d expected: I always forget there are so many more people out towards the Front Range! Eventually we found a place to sleep although it wasn’t quite as remote and restful as many places we’ve camped!

2 thoughts on “Summer Kickoff Roadtrip”

  1. Have you hiked the Comanche Venable loop? It’s a fun day hike and you get to hike the ‘Phantom Terrace’. There’s a place to vehicle camp at the trailhead near the Alvarado campground. It’s just a few miles from Westcliffe. Check the trail conditions to make sure that the snow block at the top of the ‘Terrace’ has melted. I can usually get through by mid June.

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