Thought I'd post info & pictures on our 2 week trip that started in Estes Park, CO at the Rocky Mtn National Park, then to the Grand Tetons, then Yellowstone & back home to Charleston, SC.
Hubby met me in Denver with our 34 ft AS & we went to Spruce Lake RV Park in Estes, CO. Estes is about 2 hours north of Denver & close to the entrance to Rocky Mtn National Park. Nice RV park, sites close but well taken care of & staff is really nice & helpful. Most wer couples that work ther from May to Oct. & they return each year. An elk walked through camp one morning. Very exciting.
We bought an annual park pass since we were going to several national parks this year - cost $80. We drove Trail Ridge Road which crests at just above 12,000 ft. Lots of places to stop &'walk or just site see. Estes Park is about 7500 ft up so did have some altitude problems but drank lots of water before arriving & it leveled out after a day. Definitely couldn't walk like we normally do though. Above 11,000 ft really was hard to breath &'made me dizzy so we had to descend below 11,000 ft & was then ok.
Pictures below are
1. some scenery on the way up,
2. an elk herd we saw once we were above the tree line just over 11,000 ft.,
3.a chipmunk at pull over at 11,000'ft. Many of his buddies were here as the tourists feed them (yes I agree they shouldn't)
4. A young male elk in the grass at Estes Park.