The Pool: Evy’s First Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park

This was a great first hike for our little Evy. She slept the whole way – snuggled in warm against her mamma.

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Fantastic Family Hike to Fern Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park

I can feel the frustration coming out in my writing when I look back at the last time we made it to Fern Falls with a Fussy Baby. This time around, I hope I can express my delight with this waterfall hike. We ventured out on May 25th, the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Although … Continue reading “Fantastic Family Hike to Fern Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park”

Get the Most out of Your Rocky Mountain Vacation by Avoiding Crowds, Bugs and Carsick Kiddos

If you are planning a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park this summer, you are going to create wonderful family memories. My whole website is dedicated to how amazing I think Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are.  I think it’s also helpful to know the less than spectacular parts of a destination that … Continue reading “Get the Most out of Your Rocky Mountain Vacation by Avoiding Crowds, Bugs and Carsick Kiddos”

Favorite 2-4 Mile Hikes

The Pool location: Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in Moraine Valley area trailhead/parking: Fern Lake trailhead has a small non-paved parking area. The road leading to the trailhead becomes narrow for two-way vehicle traffic. There is shuttle service and some additional parking .8 miles away from the trailhead. distance: 1.7 miles each way elevation start: … Continue reading “Favorite 2-4 Mile Hikes”

Fern Falls with a Fussy Baby

The longer I’m a Mom, the more I appreciate back up plans! We arrived to Rocky Mountain National Park on a popular summer weekend so we couldn’t find a parking spot near the Fern Lake trailhead. The park had a great backup option. We were able to park at the Fern Lake Park & Ride … Continue reading “Fern Falls with a Fussy Baby”

10 Questions to Ask Before Booking Lodging in Estes Park, Colorado

Rustic mountain cabins, condos with sweeping mountain views, historic lodges, river-walk lofts – there are a wide-variety of options for your stay in Estes Park, Colorado. Beyond price, availability and customer reviews, here are additional questions to consider before booking your family’s Rocky Mountain vacation: Where is the cabin located in relation to attractions we … Continue reading “10 Questions to Ask Before Booking Lodging in Estes Park, Colorado”