Myself, Erin and Allie flew in and landed Thursday night in Denver. We somehow all found flights landing within 15 min of each other. We waited for my luggage then went off to get our rental car for the weekend.
TIP: Denver's airport is far from downtown and in the middle of nowhere. It will take you almost an hour from the time you get off the plane, take the train to baggage claim, take the shuttle to the rental car place, get your car and get on the main highway.
We used Enterprise and it was so simple. We had a kiosk and everything was done electronically. It was the easiest and most painless rental car pickup I've ever had and everyone was so polite. We even got to pick our car: a red Kio soul. We headed to Karen's and spent an hour or so catching up before heading to bed.
We got a little lost heading there and grabbed some Starbucks as a pick me up. We went to rent our gear and head up the mountain. Driving there was just gorgeous. So much scenery and just beauty everywhere. We made it to the National Park and had about 15 min before getting to our trail. In the meantime we saw people drive like crazy (backing up, slowing down, parking around blind corners) all to get pics of animals! We finally made it and got ready.
I would highly recommend snow shoeing as it was active but not too strenuous.
Have you ever gone snow shoeing before?