It was gorgeous. Our base was in Avon, next to Vail and Breckenridge, and even the trips from Arizona and back home again were beautiful. We did indeed hike, but always had time to relax in the afternoon and hang around our very nice apartment. To top it all off, we got to see preparations for the US Pro Cycling Challenge, one stage of which started right under our balcony. We saw some of the cyclists do their time trial in Vail. What a thrill.
Here are some of my favorite photos.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, on our way up.
My companions, Barbara, Becky, Joe.
Colorado National Park, on our way down.
Colorado River near Moab, Utah, also on our way down.