Mountain trip

Today we went up early and at 6:30am we were in the car on our way towards the mountains. We stopped for breakfast (yummy bagels) in Denver West/Colorado Mills:

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It was fabulous weather down here in Denver this morning but when we arrived to Idaho Springs we noticed it has snowed during the night. It continued to being more and more snow on our way towards the tunnel, and this is how it looked right before the tunnel:

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And this is how it looked after the tunnel:

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We decided to drive towards Copper Mtn Ski resort and take the road (highway 24) towards one of our favorite mountain views (Mt Lincoln with a small lake in front of it) but when we got to it the mountain was covered in clouds so we didn't get any nice pictures. We continued on the highway towards Leadville where this nice view of Mt Elbert (Colorado's highest mountain, to the left of the picture) and Mt Massive greeted us:

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(Mt Elbert is 4402 m/14443 ft and Mt Massive 4395 m/14421 ft.)

Next we stopped for a little bit at Twin Lakes (the "starting point" for Independence Pass which takes you to Aspen, but this pass is closed for the winter season still) before heading towards Buena Vista where lots of nice mountain tops named after big colleges/universities pops up. Here is a picture of Mt Princeton (4327m/14197ft):

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We had lunch in Buena Vista before continuing on highway 24 towards Colorado Springs where took a little tour of Garden of the Gods before driving back to Denver.

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