Returning to the Denver Airport meant we had to drive back through the mountains. Instead of staying on the freeway, we took Highway 6 through A-basin and Loveland Pass. It was one of the most beautiful parts of the trip. We got out of the Fiat at the top of the pass and walked a bit up above the tree line. It became quite obvious why trees weren’t able to grow: I was out of breath after 10 steps up the mountain. For some reason, I kept thinking about the advantages sports athletes from high-altitude cities have.
Anyway, we took some awesome pictures.
We returned to Red Rocks on our way back into Denver to take some daytime pictures and walk through the visitor center. Needless to say, the place isn’t as cool without My Morning Jacket. There were just a lot of strange people working out. It was worth the stop, though.
Overall, great trip. I’ll be returning for a longer stay in the mountains for sure.