I have ascertained it takes approximately 3 hours to drive to Grand Lake from Vail. Is there any must do's at Grand lake?
We would then drive over Trail Ridge road. I believe straight driving takes 1 hour plus photo ops. How long would you recommend on Trail Ridge road? Is there anything else to do, short hikes?
I anticipate we would arrive the other end of Trail ridge Road around 3pm.
What would you recommend once we get to the Estes park side? This will probably be our first opportunity to see wildlife on our trip. Where would you recommend to see any wildlife? Happy to do some short hikes. I did Angels Landing(Zion National Park) last year, hubby went and had a massage. Planning on hiking Delicate Arch at Arches National Park earlier in this trip. Probably want to find somewhere in the middle as far as difficulty or hubby will say no.
We will only have a couple of hours in the morning on the 10th. Need to leave by middayish i guess. Need recommendations for something short or one medium hike to do.
It will take at least 5 hours to drive to Custer National Park on the 10th, depending on if we stop at Fort Laramie(2 hours) on the way through.
Thanks in advance Julie