Yesterday morning was clear and crisp with a forecast for beautiful weather all weekend. I wanted to get outdoors and take advantage of the weather. I headed off, wanting to take a scenic drive, but with no particular destination in mind.
I headed north-west up the Poudre Canyon along highway 14, designated the Cache La Poudre – North Park Scenic Byway. CO 14 winds along the historic Cache La Poudre River, through the Rawah Wilderness and Roosevelt National Forest, over Cameron Pass, and down into the North Park and town of Walden. I wish I would have taken more photos along the Cache La Poudre River, but I didn’t really get my camera out until I got to Cameron Pass.
When I arrived in Walden, I considered driving to Steamboat Springs, but decided to head up to Laramie and then back down to Loveland. I picked that route since I’d never been on the road between Walden, CO and Laramie, WY, through Medicine Bow National Forest.
I stopped in Laramie for a beer and a bite to eat. Afterward, I headed back to Loveland along Rt. 287, a scenic drive in itself with red cliffs and buttes to the east and snowy mountains to the west.