Colorado Christmas Trip!

 

Touched down to a white Christmas in Colorado!

Touched down to a white Christmas in Colorado!

Christmastime in Colorado! First stop: TARGET!

Christmastime in Colorado! First stop: TARGET!

A few red rocks behind us on our way to Red Rocks Amphitheatre

A few red rocks behind us on our way to Red Rocks Amphitheatre

On the way to Red Rocks

On the way to Red Rocks

At the Red Rocks Amphitheatre

At the Red Rocks Amphitheatre

The amphitheatre was so gorgeous!

The amphitheatre was so gorgeous!

Part of the amphitheatre

Part of the amphitheatre

Inside the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver

Inside the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver

This cathedral was SO gorgeous on the inside! Pictures don't quite capture it.

This cathedral was SO gorgeous on the inside! Pictures don’t quite capture it.

Outside the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Outside the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Driving to Vail

Driving to Vail

Super excited to be going to Vail!

Super excited to be going to Vail!

Driving on a snowy I-70 was so much fun!

Driving on a snowy I-70 was so much fun!

More I-70 beauty

More I-70 beauty

The snow-covered trees were so beautiful.

The snow-covered trees were so beautiful.

Frisco

Frisco

Possibly our favorite spot on I-70

Possibly our favorite spot on I-70

Vail was a life size winter wonderland.  It truly looked like a little fantasy world - cobblestone walkways, gorgeous snow-covered trees, and ski slopes descending right into the village.

Vail was a life size winter wonderland. It truly looked like a little fantasy world – cobblestone walkways, gorgeous snow-covered trees, and ski slopes descending right into the village.

Vail Village ice skating rink

Vail Village ice skating rink

The covered bridge on the way to Gondola 1

The covered bridge on the way to Gondola 1

At the bottom of the slope

At the bottom of the slope

On the Eagle Bahn Gondola - such an amazing experience!

On the Eagle Bahn Gondola – such an amazing experience!

The colors...this place didn't even seem real! It was like a fantasy land!

The colors…this place didn’t even seem real! It was like a fantasy land!

Almost to the top!

Almost to the top!

On top of the mountain

On top of the mountain

It was around fifteen below at the top...but we couldn't stop gazing!

It was around fifteen below at the top…but we couldn’t stop gazing!

The beauty was unreal!

The beauty was unreal!

The sky kept changing its hues as we stood on top of the mountain.  It was so amazing to watch.

The sky kept changing its hues as we stood on top of the mountain. It was so amazing to watch.

One of the most beautiful places I've ever stood!

One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever stood!

We went inside to thaw out and then walked back out to this.  There are no words...

We went inside to thaw out and then walked back out to this. There are no words…

Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful sunset.

Couldn’t have asked for a more┬áradiant sunset.

The iPhone doesn't quite capture the sunset like the Nikon, but still...

The iPhone doesn’t quite capture the sunset like the Nikon, but still…

Ice skating rink in Lionshead

Ice skating rink in Lionshead

Ready to go snow tubing!

Ready to go snow tubing!

Andrew said I looked like a ninja!

Andrew said I looked like a ninja!

Ready to snow tube!

Ready to snow tube!

After snow tubing at Copper Mountain

After snow tubing at Copper Mountain

About to go on a dinner sleigh ride!

About to go on a dinner sleigh ride!

The mules were so beautiful!

The mules were so beautiful!

Hot chocolate and good ole folk singing as we waited on dinner.  This was SUCH a great experience! This guy could sing just like Johnny Cash.

Hot chocolate and good ole folk singing as we waited on dinner. This was SUCH a great experience! This guy could sing just like Johnny Cash.

With our mules after dinner :)

With our mules after dinner ­čÖé

Our mules' names were Ruth and Boaz!

Our mules’ names were Ruth and Boaz!

Bundled up for our 0 degree day!

Bundled up for our zero degree day!

Union Station in downtown Denver was so pretty!

Union Station in downtown Denver was so pretty!

Inside Union Station

Inside Union Station

Union Station

Union Station

Check out that temp! Definitely the coldest temp I've ever experienced!

Check out that temp! Definitely the coldest temp I’ve ever experienced!

One Comment on “Colorado Christmas Trip!

  1. Wow! These pictures were so fun to look at! I saved this post until I had enough time to sit and really enjoy them. ­čÖé

    You guys look like you had fun and spent A LOT of time in the cold! I am glad for you that you were able to navigate and get where you wanted to. Some/most of this scenery and these places I have never seen in person, so I really enjoyed it, Hayley! Thanks for sharing,

    Laurie

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