As I mentioned in my last blogpost, my Estonian mother-in-law is visiting for the month so we are taking several mini trips to show her this gorgeous state. This last weekend we headed down to Salida to meet up with a friend at a beer festival.
Norbert's in red and our friend Rudy is in green
Since we were heading that way we decided to stay for a few days and drive around Leadville, Aspen, Vail and Silverthorne.
Between Leadville and Aspen is a gorgeous highway that takes you over Independence Pass which is above the treeline.....which basically means we are pretty freaking high ;) 12,095 ft. to be exact.
Some of my absolute favorite hikes have been in this area.
The road is on the side of a cliff for a good portion of it and it has incredible views.
I love mountains.
I mean, REALLY love mountains.
That is one of the main reasons we moved out here. We live really close to the base of the Rockies and to get to all of these aforementioned areas takes only a couple of hours. That doesn't even include all of the gorgeous areas around the flatirons, which is half an hour away from where we live.