Sound of Silence Hike in Dinosaur National Monument
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Sound of Silence Hike in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is one of the most unique places on earth, partly because it is home to one of the richest known fossil beds.  There are bones from over 500 dinosaurs and ten species entombed in ancient river sediments called Morrison sandstone.  The remains date back to the Jurassic Period 150 million years ago.  … Continue reading

Foreman Hollow Trail Hike at Daniels Summit Near Heber City, Utah
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Foreman Hollow Trail Hike at Daniels Summit Near Heber City, Utah

While staying with close friends in Heber City, Utah, we set out on a fun Sunday hike in the Uinta National Forest. Their next door neighbors went with us and suggested Daniels Summit, not far from Strawberry Reservoir off of Highway 40 and about a 20-25 minute drive from Heber City. Since that’s my usual … Continue reading

Overlook Trail Hike in Zion National Park
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Overlook Trail Hike in Zion National Park

It was my second visit to Zion National Park and I only had a couple of hours to get in a hike.  I decided to do an early morning drive from Springdale up the curvy Mount Carmel Road.  The scenic road is scenery galore.  It’s magical watching the sun’s glow overtake the shadows in the … Continue reading

Whipple Trail – My Favorite Hike in Buena Vista, Colorado
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Whipple Trail – My Favorite Hike in Buena Vista, Colorado

Whether you’re stopping in Buena Vista for a lunch break on a road trip or spending a few days in this quaint Colorado small town, I highly recommend hiking the Barbara Whipple Trail System.  It’s just across the Arkansas River from South Main and the trails are family friendly. Even if you just have 20-30 … Continue reading

How to Spend 3 Days Exploring Colorado Springs
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How to Spend 3 Days Exploring Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs was founded as resort town in 1871.  It’s Colorado’s second largest city and home to more than 60 man-made and natural attractions.  It’s home to America’s Mountain, Garden of the Gods, U.S. Air Force Academy, Olympic City USA, a zoo on a mountain and is not far from the highest suspension bridge in … Continue reading