Winter is My Favorite Season in Rocky Mountain National Park
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Winter is My Favorite Season in Rocky Mountain National Park

Why should you visit Rocky Mountain National Park in winter? Because it’s the season of solitude. The bulk of visitors to Rocky go in May through October. July and August are the busiest months. It’s wonderful in summer, but very, very busy especially at places like Bear Ridge and on Trail Ridge Road. If you’re … Continue reading

Hiking Wedding Canyon and Monument Canyon Loop in Colorado National Monument
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Hiking Wedding Canyon and Monument Canyon Loop in Colorado National Monument

This is a loop hike filled with stunning views of red rock canyons, towering sandstone rock formations I hiked through two canyons, past stunning sandstone scenery for a 5-mile loop on the canyon floor in Colorado National Monument  I had gotten into Fruita late afternoon and drove the scenic drive up to the Visitor Center … Continue reading

Hiking Warner Point Trail in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Hiking Warner Point Trail in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

You don’t have to worry about crowds at this national park home to a magnificent wilderness of jagged canyon walls and a river rushing by far below.  Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is the least visited national park in Colorado.  It’s also one of the least visited in the country.  It should be … Continue reading

Hiking Petroglyph Point Loop at Mesa Verde National Park
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Hiking Petroglyph Point Loop at Mesa Verde National Park

I love Mesa Verde National Park. If I’m anywhere close, I’m likely driving up the mesa to spend more time in the first national park dedicated to the works of man. Ancestral Puebloan people lived on the mesa from around 600 AD to 1300 AD. I love doing the loop drives and hitting the trail. … Continue reading

Hike to the Petrified Forest in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Hike to the Petrified Forest in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has the third highest concentration of petrified wood in the United States. A friend who lived in Medora for awhile suggested my cousin, Susan, and I do this hike while we were there exploring the national park. Getting There:  The trailhead is on the western side of the … Continue reading