First of all, this state park is exquisite! It is a gorgeous chunk of land that a family donated to Colorado three years ago to become their family legacy. And what a glorious legacy it is. I highly encourage a visit.
Second, marmots!! Generally marmots are not seen at this low of an elevation, but you can see them here! So much so, they have Marmot fest! A super groovy awesome fun celebration of the little yellow bellied critters. No, they aren't lily-livered, they literally have yellow bellies. There were so many adorable activities for kids, families and doggies! Pax got to make a marmuppet, dance with a marmot, make a marmot mask, color a T-shirt iron on, crawl around in a marmot den, feel all sorts of critter hides, go on a scavenger hunt, win a prize and get his picture taken with park rangers! On top of all of that, we enjoyed a breathtakingly beautiful 3 mile round trip hike up to see Raymond, a funny little furry fellow who likes to hang out on the roof of a cabin and people watch. The volunteers were fantastic, informative and kind. The day was simply magnificent.
Can't wait for Marmot Fest 2017!!!