Drink plenty of water.Scott warned me about this, and it turned out to not be a problem. I don't drink a lot of water, but I found out there I was craving it, it was so dry. Scott wound up with a headache a time or two, and it was due to lack of hydration.
Face cream = necessary.Along the lines of drinking plenty of water. Lather your face up with face cream at night. And in the morning, even better when it has SPF in it!
There were many, many spots along the way where we had no cell service with AT&T. I've heard that Verizon comes in better, but it may not be terrible to have a GPS. Especially if you're hiking. Or driving around aimlessly like we do.
Print out directions, or have a GPS.
Know what the green cross is.Those stores with green crosses on them? They may not sell what your first thought would be. When I saw a store named "Native Roots," my first thought was not "oh that's a pot shop." It wasn't until we passed one named "High Q" that it clicked. Then I realized the green cross. Apparently this is how you can tell it's a pot store if you're as naive as me.
Bring a sweatshirt.Something we always tease my mother-in-law about telling us, but it's true out here. The evenings were chilly, and the days gorgeous. However, if you're hiking a mountain, or driving one, the temperature change can be brutal. Always have some long sleeves on.
You're pretty much in their world. Some Colorado towns don't bother with animal crossing signs. Estes Park just has a few signs placed throughout town that says "watch all roadways for wildlife."
Beware of Animals!
What tips do you have?!