It’s a Beech

No, I mean, literally, the park has a beach! It seems every summer I’m caught by surprise at how crowded the popular trails close to the Denver area are. Apparently arriving at 9am at one of the less popular entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park was already too late to snag a parking spot. Soooo rather than walking 2 miles along a dirt road to the originally intended trailhead, I parked right by the entrance booth and ‘Sandbeach Lake’ was the only hike available from that trailhead. It was a sweet hike – few people, nice distance, and a refreshing lake at the end, with a beach, too. There was a group campsite nearby, and the group staying there actually had hiked in an inflatable paddleboard. It was fun to watch them pilot it around the lake.