Hike in Waterton Canyon to See Bighorn Sheep
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Hike in Waterton Canyon to See Bighorn Sheep

You don’t have to hike far to see some bighorn sheep in Waterton Canyon. It’s an easy hike with a big wildlife sighting pay-off. Seeing wildlife on a hike is fascinating and exhilarating. Even with wildlife as cute as bighorn sheep, you need to keep your distance. The bighorn sheep in Waterton Canyon might seem … Continue reading

Hike to Forgotten Valley in Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Hike to Forgotten Valley in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRH2bHuW/ This is a hike with a history lesson. It’s an ultra-family friendly hike to a historic homestead. Four generations of Swedish-Americans lived at the Tallman Ranch in Forgotten Valley in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Take a picnic and fishing poles. There’s a pond stocked with trout. It’s a wonderful fall hike and easy … Continue reading

Hike to Mad Creek Barn in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Hike to Mad Creek Barn in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Barns are an iconic symbol of the ranching lifestyle in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  One of my favorite historic barns is Mad Creek Barn.  The hike is four miles round trip in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area north of Steamboat. The first ten minutes of the hike are a gradual incline with no shade.  Make sure … 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