We didn’t have much planned for this Saturday, so we decided to use Alex’s 4th grade national parks pass while we still could and spend the afternoon at Rocky Mountain National Park. It was a limited visit. We drove to the Alpine Visitor Center on Trail Ridge Road to get Evan’s national parks passport stamped (6 parks and counting!). Many of the trails and view points were limited access due to the amount of snow still melting from the winter.

We made one small hike through the “Hidden Valley”, where we stopped in along the creek at multiple spots. We took a couple of family photos along the way. As we headed back towards the parking lot, we came across a solitary doe grazing along the trail. She was clearly comfortable around humans, as she let us get within 20 feet or so before moving away from us. We had a nice afternoon – and we’re ready for more summer mountain adventures!

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