Day 6 Peak to Peak Byway

Today Trey and I split from the rest of the group. They went to the Continental Divide and we did a 55 mile scenic drive. There were some beautiful views along the way and some wildlife on the side of the roads also. We stopped in Nederland, which is a small railroad town. There they had an amazing carousel called The Carousel Of Happiness. The 1910 carousel frame was purchased and a resident hand carved all new animals, 50 In total, for it.
We then went to Gold Hill for a quick stop. This is a small mining town. It was the site of the first major discovery of gold during the 1859 Colorado Gold Rush. There are no paved roads to get to it and it was a VERY steep dirt road to get there. Their school is the oldest continuously operating school since 1873.

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Day 5

We left Cheyenne and headed for Estes Park today. Took some dirt roads along the way. Great views with stops at a brewery and lunch.

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