The next morning I passed through Steamboat Springs and stopped for pictures at one of the lakes. This is where the climb into the Rockies really begins. Because of the record amount of snowfall this winter, the rivers and lakes are full to overflowing.
If this lake gets much fuller, these houses will have some problems!
Somewhere in the mountains along U.S. 40
Several hours later, just before entering Granby, I turned off of U.S. 40 onto U.S. 34, which is the highway that goes through Rocky Mountain National Park.
Approaching Rocky Mountain National Park on U.S. Highway 34
North of Grand Lake
And onto the Trail Ridge Road (still U.S. 34)
At the first parking area inside the park. The snow was several feet above my head.