Trail Ridge Road to Leadville

July 20th, 2018 - Up early this morning for the long anticipated drive across the Rocky Mountains and Trail Ridge Road.  In our trip 30 years ago we traveled the road to the Continental Divide.  This time we will drive all the way to the other side of the national park into Grand Lake and on across Copper Mountain to Leadville, a historic mining town.  The drive was very pleasant with plenty of opportunities to stop and encounter breath taking views and take lots of pics.  

As we drove into Leadville we were pleasantly surprised by the original mining town look down main street where there were shops and restaurants in 19th century buildings which originally housed saloons and the opera house.  Just outside of town was our destination park for the night Sugar Loafin’ RV park.  The park was nice and was a mix of tent campers and RV’s mixed amongst each other.  Next door to us was a young family in a trailer and on the other side was a cab over camper from New Hampshire.  They seemed a little taken by the campground but fit in well. 

The next morning we got up and walked up and down the main street in Leadville and then moved on to our next destination which was our favorite Creede.  

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