We found a neat-not-too-expensive park to stay in. We like the park so we decided we did not have to be in a hurry to visit the park, as there are lots of different areas to cover. We started our trip at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center where we watched a film about the park. Then we decided to drive the Trail Ridge Road. They are working on the road so we had some delays but that was okay, cause we were not in a hurry. There were some clouds over the mountains and in some places we had fog, rain, snow, and sleet. The temp got down to the upper 30s. We did not get to stop at all the vista points because of the fog, but we had a great first day in the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Stopped off at the Holzwarth Historic site and toured the cabins and houses there. Gary got to try on a buffalo coat. Very heavy and warm. Gary would have been a mountain man if he had been born in the 1800s.