The Rock Cut Nature Trail is a short paved trail that goes up (and up) from the parking area.
Still snow-covered in areas, the slipperiness and elevation made for difficult walking at times.
Looking toward the west from the top of the Rock Cut Nature Trail.
And, looking toward the east.
Traveling on down the highway and over the summit, the scenery changes drastically. The snow is gone and the hazy skies return, as did warmer temperatures!
No offense to those living in eastern Colorado and southern Nebraska but after crossing the Rockies, the scenery was somewhat less interesting.
I made it “safe and sound” back to Indiana where I'll be until after the 4th of July weekend. And then? Well, time will tell...