Since I did not want to leave out any parts of our trip out West, here is a bonus short post about how we spent our last few hours in Colorado.
If you need to catch up, here are the first parts of our trip.
To start off our last day in Colorado, we had yet another gorgeous sunrise from our balcony.
However, our plans of hiking another trail at Eldorado were quickly thwarted when we arrived and did not see the park ranger or another soul in sight. Furthermore, we also saw these tracks right up against the hiking trail. Going with our gut instinct, we decided to not hike alone in the wilderness where no one would hear us scream if a bear or
giant kitty cat mountain lion attacked us. Better safe than sorry!
On our way to Eldorado Canyon, we drove by 2 separate trail heads just off the highway. They looked pretty open and we saw several cars parked there, so we felt like that would be a safer choice than hiking at Eldorado. Turns out, these trails are part of the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks system. The trailhead were part of the North and Southern Loops, and we hiked most of the Towhee Homestead Loop.
The views were awesome. It was actually starting to warm up at this point as you can see by the melting snow on the ground so the hike was perfectly comfortable. I’m so glad we stopped at this trail and it certainly made us feel better, knowing that in a few hours we would be sitting on an airplane.