We landed in Denver, rented a car, and started driving to Breckenridge, CO. However,we were not expecting the snow storm that awaited us! Shane thought we were going to hike a trail that afternoon, but we arrived to the trailhead looking like this, and the only other hikers were wearing snow shoes and equipped with some serious cold weather and snow gear:)
After Breckenridge, we headed to Alamosa, CO to see Great Sand Dunes National Park. Think... biggest sandbox you have ever seen. It is one of the most unique things ever! We rented sand boards and sand sleds which I highly recommend if you ever go!
|Do you see the planes? As the graduates threw their hats, the Thunderbirds flew over & performed an airshow! Such a crazy feeling!|
Before leaving Colorado Springs, we also went to Garden of the Gods.
We saw these guys just hanging out on our way to Utah. Just 5 minutes before this, we stopped at a viewing area for these big horn sheep and looked through those tourist binoculars for at least 20 minutes searching for these hiding in the mountain. They were right down the road all along!
We stayed in Moab, UT the rest of the week and hiked and explored Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
|My awesome parents.|
|Some of these hikes were a little too high and scary at some points:) Found a little more adventure than we were looking for!|
I loved all of the textures and different plant life we found on the trails!