Hiking Deer Valley

The sun was just about to come over the mountain early in the morning. It was very quiet and was weird to see those ski lifts just sitting there.

Hiking the trail behind our hotel in Deer Valley.

I ran into a few birds along the trail.  A junco, a few robins and a mountain chickadee. The best was the little chipmunk who was very skittish.

The view from the top of the hill behind our hotel. I zigzagged along the trail on the side of the mountain and ended up at the top of the ski slope.

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A lot of history in a little town.

Cripple Creek was exactly what I thought it was going to be. A sleepy little town far from the big city. Except for the big casino that looked brand new.  Not sure how old that was.  We walked around a little bit before catching our train ride.

The white building was the oldest building still intact. The original town “parlour house”. Now it’s a museum.  Love their motto “Where the customer always comes first.” You can read some history about it here. 

The usual things you find while waiting for your train ride are above. The little bird is a junco. They were very skittish.

A lot of fun in a tiny little town.

And then off we went on our train ride. More to come….

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