BUT what an amazing day! I wanted to see animals in the wild and I was not disappointed. Here are some of the elk we saw. I could have actually reached out and touched them, we were that close.
Baby Elk. I could have touched him!
I can see why the elk like it here. More land to run on than you can imagine with a great, big sky. They handle the mountainous slopes easily but really love to run and settle in the meadow below.
Hiking in a mile or so to see the Colorado River yielded just a ribbon of water...but it goes all the way to the Pacific Ocean without stopping.
I have to give a shout out to The Saddle and Surrey Motel. I love it! An "old-timey" motel that is squeaky clean, great bedding, GREAT AC and nice people. Unbeatable. Great reviews on Trip Advisor too. That's how I found them.