Colorado Trip Part Two
Hot Springs and Peaches
Last week you saw photos from my first week in Colorado. Our second week was spent in Silt, a very small town next to Glenwood Springs. This area is around the middle of Colorado. Highlights from this week include visiting the amazing Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, exploring Glenwood Canyon with Hanging Lake, journeying through Palisade for peaches, which lead to seeing the amazing Colorado National Monument, and capturing the beauty of Maroon Bells.
Glenwood Springs is home to the world's largest hot spring pool, with over one million gallons of hot water to soak in. The journey to Glenwood Springs, when coming from the east like we did, involves passing through Glenwood Canyon, which is quite possibly the most beautiful drive you can take. The highway weaves through several canyons in the mountains with the Colorado River traveling along side it for much of the drive.
You can take a break in the canyon by pulling off and exploring Hanging Lake, a short but tenuous one hour hike to a beautiful lake with flowing falls nestled in the mountains. It's a breathtaking sight, and I was lucky enough to be there during the morning sunrise.Check out this 360 of Hanging Lake
Part of our journey led us far west to the town of Palisade, known for their Palisade Peaches. We happened to arrive just as the peaches reached their peak season. They are definitely worth the prestige given to them! They were quite possibly the sweetest peaches I have ever tasted. From there we journeyed further west to Colorado National Monument. This national park was reminiscent of the Grand Canyon, featuring huge canyons and red rocks. The entire park had a scenic highway running across the top that allowed you to explore the entire area with ease. Several pull offs provided scenic views or led to trail heads.
The last noteworthy spot was Maroon Bells, famous for being the most iconic location in Colorado. We woke up and began traveling at 4am in the hopes of arriving in time for Sunrise, but unfortunately it was a cloudy day so the Bells were not as amazing as expected. Still, it was an impressive sight to witness!
See below some of my favorite photos from this portion of our journey, and stay tuned next week for photos from our third and final week in Colorado!Watch Aerial Video of Week Two