We weren't expecting much from this trail other than a dirt road we would use to get to other trails. We were surprised to find ourselves surrounded by gorgeous scenery the entire time.
We started out and noticed that there was a lot of traffic on the road. We pulled over to let other people go by us, because they seemed to be in a hurry. We went up the switchbacks and really enjoyed the big views.
The views got even better when we got to the top. There were wild flowers everywhere and you could see for a long way across rolling, green hills.
When we got to the overlook we saw why there was so much traffic. There was a wedding about to happen. We told the people in charge that we just wanted to see the overlook, and they parked us in with the rest of the wedding guests. We were definitely underdressed.
All of the effort was worth it, though. Deep Creek was very impressive! The creek itself was very far below us, and you could see the different mountain ranges around us. We stayed for a bit, admiring the view. The wedding looked like it was going to be gorgeous as well, but we didn't stay. We had other trails to do, so we headed back out to the main trail.
We continued on and did the Grizzly Jeep Trail, then the northern half of the White Owl Lake trail. Then when we got back to Coffee Pot Road we went south to see the portion between Grizzly Jeep Trail and White Owl Lake. We turned around at Grizzly Jeep Trail and headed north again, retracing our steps.
We continued on to Heart Lake, and by the time we got there the weather had really changed. It was pouring rain, and Bill got pretty wet without a top. The lake was beautiful, but we didn't stay long due to the weather. We turned around at one of the many campsites and headed off to do Adams Lake.
Coffee Pot Road ended up being a true highlight of the day. It was beautiful, and it's a great way for anyone to get to see what Colorado has to offer.