Four Nights in Durango, Colorado: Ancient Adventures, Food Finds and Chasing Waterfalls and Sunsets
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Four Nights in Durango, Colorado: Ancient Adventures, Food Finds and Chasing Waterfalls and Sunsets

I love exploring in and around Durango in Southwest Colorado, partly because of its unique topography.  You can explore desert and high alpine landscapes in the same day.  It’s a gateway to the Four Corners region and the sits at the base of the San Juan Mountains.  Durango is an authentic western town filled with … Continue reading

Fall in Vail:  3 Things to do While Leaf Peeping
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Fall in Vail: 3 Things to do While Leaf Peeping

A palette of autumnal hues is starting to blanket Vail, Colorado. While the golden aspens are the star, there is an array of colors from tangerine to scarlet to rust. Here’s three of my favorite things to do while leaf peeping in Vail. I did all of these in a day! I love taking an … Continue reading

Hike to Moonshine Arch near Vernal, Utah
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Hike to Moonshine Arch near Vernal, Utah

Moonshine is an interesting name for an arch. I like it. Maybe it’s because moonshine reminds me of rural northwest Georgia where my dad grew up. Moonshine Arch near Vernal, Utah, got on my radar a couple of years ago when I started exploring the area in and around Dinosaur National Monument. The sandstone Moonshine … Continue reading

Kayaking, Hiking, and Wildlife in Grand Lake, Colorado, the “Western Gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Kayaking, Hiking, and Wildlife in Grand Lake, Colorado, the “Western Gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park

Grand Lake is the “western gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Surrounded by mountains and sitting at 8,369 feet, the lakeside scenery is stunning. There are quaint cabins and sprawling homes dotting the shoreline.  It is home to Colorado’s largest natural lake and one of the oldest yacht clubs in the west.  I had visited … Continue reading

Four Nights in Aspen, Colorado: Hiking, Ghost Towns and Mining History
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Four Nights in Aspen, Colorado: Hiking, Ghost Towns and Mining History

Driving Independence Pass on a summer or fall road trip from Denver to Aspen is a must.  Summit elevation on the Continental Divide is 12,095 feet making it the highest paved passed in Colorado.  My friend Lisa and I left Denver on our road trip and stopped in Leadville for a late lunch.  We stopped … Continue reading