In Georgetown, it was time to take the Jeep up another trail. This time we headed up Saxon Mountain. We quickly climbed high above Georgetown.
The road was just as rough. as the day before.
Look at all the many switchbacks we drove up:
The views were just as wonderful as the day before also.
After about 2 and half hours of driving(and it was only 6 miles!) we finally reached the top.
This little guy was busy gathering food for winter which comes early in the mountains.
After a long drive to get back down the mountain, it was time for lunch and a little shopping in the quaint and historic downtown area of Georgetown.
After leaving Georgetown, we hopped back off the interstate at Idaho Springs. We continued on an unpaved country road known as the "Oh My God Road." Actually it was probably the least scary road we drove on and while the views were nice, they weren't anything amazing.
We did pass through the ghost town of Russel Gulch. There were many abandoned buildings and mines in the area. I had to laugh at the "Home for Sale" sign in front of this "fixer upper". It's pointing to a different house, but I thought it was not the best sign placement.
Once we reached Central City, we hopped on the "Peak to Peak" scenic byway and followed that to Estes Park.
Late that afternoon we finally approached Estes Park, our final destination for the remainder of our vacation.
I have more photos to share later from Rocky Mountain National Park so stay tuned.