From Denver, we traveled to Estes Park for the wedding of our niece which took place at the Overlook Ranch beautifully situated on the outskirts. In the quaint town of Estes Park, there are lots of shops and eateries and even ghost tours at the Stanley Hotel where The Shining was filmed.
On the last day in the area, we traveled the Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. Our intention was to drive through the park after the weekend until we learned the road was closed annually to through traffic until Memorial Day and was only open to Rainbow Curve. With a change in plans now necessary, we drove as far as the closure point to enjoy whatever was available pre-season in the park.