|Rocky Mountain National Park|
Nothing spectacular, but I was able to find the Coal Creek Trail that was rather enjoyable. It was a little chilly as I'm used to it being 70 deg in the summer. The elevation was pretty fun as well. Nothing like 5K feet to get you breathing hard right from the start.
|Rapid City Skyline Run|
Then it was off to Rapid City. We hit Mt. Rushmore on our way up and then stayed in Rapid City that night.
The next morning I ran from the hotel to Skyline Drive. The view was pretty impressive. The hill felt more impressive with 460 feet of elevation gain over 1.6 miles. Luckily that run only topped out at 3,900 feet.
|View from Rapid City Skyline Drive|
So the next day we went to Wind Cave NP and Bear Country. Hit the road early next morning to drive to Cody, WY and then on to Yellowstone NP.
|Grant Village in Yellowstone NP near Yellowstone Lake|
A brisk 41 degrees greeted me on that run. We stayed in Grant Village, right next to Yellowstone Lake. I ran down by the lake and then out onto the main road. Ran by an elk as he was just finished crossing the road.
|Grand Teton NP|
City Creek Canyon trail.
|Salt Lake City|
|View from where I parked|
|Bryce Canyon NP|
Then it was off to the Grand Canyon. We rented bikes one morning and did almost 22 miles on the roads and the paved greenway trails. It was the only biking I got in
One morning I decided to run the rim trail. I took the bus out to the Kaibab trailhead and started from there. I went that direction because the bus is quicker, and I wanted to get going before there were a bunch of people on the trail.
|Grand Canyon Rim Trail Elevation|
|A little Bike Ride|
That morning was also hiked the Bright Angel Trail, which my Garmin was not too fond of.
|Garden of the Gods|
That afternoon, we took the railway up the the top of Pike's Peak.
|FOUR STATES AT ONCE!!!!!!!!|