adventure travel

Exploring the Grottos

Tyler and I recently arrived to Aspen for our family vacation/my dad’s wedding (which is today at The Little Nell up on the mountain- another post on that to come). The first full day here we hiked and explored the Grottos!! It was so freaking cool!! It’s up Independence Pass (probably the world’s most beautiful pass) a few miles from Aspen. When I was researching it, it honestly didn’t look that awesome but let me tell you, it’s underrated! It’s not a long trail but there’s a lot to see and do. The Roaring Fork River runs along the trail so there are tons of beautiful river spots to hang out at and foot bridges to cross and cascades that were literally roaring! Tons of wildflowers which are my favorite. The best part by far were the ice caves! You have to climb down in between some sketchy crevices to get to them but it’s so worth it! There are these huge glaciers down there. Highly recommend this hike for anyone in the Aspen area. Check out our pictures below! We have a bunch more adventures planned for while we are here so stay tuned!

us on top of Independence Pass!
us on top of Independence Pass!
when the cave drips on you haha
when the cave drips on you haha
wildflowers at 12,000+ feet
wildflowers at 12,000+ feet
roaring fork river
roaring fork river
Ty climbing down into the ice caves
Ty climbing down into the ice caves
my man leading the way
my man leading the way
inside the ice caves
inside the ice caves
snow melt
snow melt
cave vibes
cave vibes
kind of a weird pic haha but Tyler caught a candid of me checking out the ice
kind of a weird pic haha but Tyler caught a candid of me checking out the ice
cave shadows
cave shadows
rainbow
rainbow
roaring cascades
roaring cascades

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admiring
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blissed out
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chill river spot

looking down into the caves from a footbridge
looking down into the crevices from a footbridge
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our happy place

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