We recently visited a friend who was camped near Red Feather Lakes Village, about 50 miles from Fort Collins, Colorado. We took a hike around the lakes, but never expected to wrap up the day with a visit to Gnome Road or, as some call it, Elf Lane. It was the ultimate magical mystery tour!
This place is populated with gnomes, elves, fairies and other creatures that frolic in the forest. You’ll see them everywhere — in the underbrush, peeking from behind trees and perched on boulders. It’s a full quarter mile of fun and entertainment for you, the kids and the grandkids!
Gnome Road is not on a map. It’s well off the beaten path between Lake Hiawatha and Lake Apache. A sign on the road asks visitors: “Please do not take us, break us, or relocate us, as we live here on Elf Lane to watch over children and all the little animals.”
They even have a Facebook page! Visit “Red Feather Lakes Elf Lane” and get to know these shy little creatures. The daily profiles on this page will put a smile on your face!
Let me introduce you to some of these enchanting figures:
This is Biker Gnome. He’s a cool dude!
Oh no! Can anyone rescue this unfortunate Gnome from a ferocious T-Rex?
Elvis Gnome makes sure the coast is clear for a friend on the potty.
Fairies and Gnomes live happily side by side.
It’s Christmas in the Rockies!
Gnomes have a sense of humor too!
Lovers Lane for Gnomes!
A smurfy hideout. Poppa Smurf keeps watch!
Shhh! Gnome Road is a well kept secret! It will restore your faith in human kind to know these figures stay exactly where their donors placed them.
It may seem silly, but we all need something fun to inspire us during these challenging days. If you visit, please take along an elfy friend to join this magical community!