After our brief stay in Goodland, Kansas, we packed up and headed to Colorado. Neither Carol or I had ever spent any time in the state and were anxious to see it!
Wednesday evening we went back to Wind Cave National Park for a visit to Rankin Ridge lookout in an attempt at seeing Elk or at least to hear the bugle of the male bull in rut. Here is where the park ranger told us a few days earlier elk herds were spotted. We parked the truck in the trailhead parking lot and made the 1 mile trek up the Rankin Ridge trail.