On Friday we decided that we needed a quick get away to test out our trailer off grid before our trip to Utah for spring break. We decided a quick trip to see the Royal Gorge would be a fun adventure.
We took Friday to get ready, we still had to install our load level hitch with sway bars.
I also had an appointment to take Cannon swimming and he had an amazing time!
The kids were very helpful running errands to get us ready for our adventure.
They were very supportive of a Starbucks stop, I tried the iced Irish Cream and it was amazing.
On Saturday we drove south towards Cañon City where we were going to camp. The original place we planned to camp was very busy with OHV vehicles so we went in search of somewhere more peaceful.
We found a little campground near the mouth of the Royal Gorge. While there were designated camp sites there weren’t any amenities so it was good practice for boondocking in Moab.
I love that the kids love just playing in the dirt and exploring. We don’t need to entertain them at all, they just want some shovels and time outside.
We had some pretty great views from the trailer and we all slept soundly.
The sunrise was incredible!
We even had some deer wonder through the campsite.
On Sunday morning we went to go visit the Royal Gorge. We decided to not go to the actual park where can cross the bridge because so much was closed for maintenance or Covid. We would love to visit and explore more when more is open, luckily it’s only 2.5 hours from home so we will be back!
We did find a nice overlook trail to hike, with beautiful views of the bridge and gorge.
Both Emmy and Cannon loved checking out the local plants.
The views were amazing!
The kids loved running on the trails.
They also enjoyed a snack before heading back to our camp site.
We were able to pack up quickly and drive home. I am so excited that winter is slowly coming to an end and we are able to get out more on these adventures.
We are coming home to this forecast so I am glad we got out while we could!