Day 8 – Rocky Mountain National Park

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Chicago – Glacier National Park, Montana Road Trip Day 8
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Distance: 371 miles
Driving Time: 7 hours 21 mins (including all attractions)
Cost for Day:
$350 (gas + attraction fee + hotel + food)
Main Attractions:
Rocky Mountain National Park
Time at Attraction: 3 hours
Cost of attraction: Incl in National Pass or $25

The Plan:
Drive to Grand Lake, Co (5 hours). Very nice town for a food stop. Lunch options. Lots of shops for shopping lovers. This will prepare you for the drive through Rocky National Park…Clickable Map below.
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Besides stopping at the lookouts in Trail Ridge Road, drive to the old fall river road roadside attractions and bear lake trail head…here are a few highlights in images.

DSC_0298Grand Lake, Co
DSC_0193Falls River Road

Call it a night at Boulder, CO.
Budget hotel recommendations at Boulder, CO – University Inn
Dinner Recomendation – Rincon Argentino

Next Day => Lincoln, NE

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