Leaf Peeping in Breckenridge and on Loveland Pass
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Leaf Peeping in Breckenridge and on Loveland Pass

The aspens are starting to show off their colors from golden to tangerine to light garnet in Colorado. Based on what I saw Sunday, September 19th, they should be on their fall glory September 25-26 weekend through October 1st along I-70 and north. Early October is looking prime time for southern Colorado. I drove up … Continue reading

There Really is a South Park in Colorado
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There Really is a South Park in Colorado

Yes, there really is a South Park.  Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the television series “South Park,” used Fairplay, Colorado as the visual basis for the town South Park in their animated series. In Fairplay, there is a walkable museum called South Park City.  You literally step back in time in this South … 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

Climbing the Ouray Via Ferrata
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Climbing the Ouray Via Ferrata

“Step out of your comfort zone, change begins at the end of your comfort zone” (Roy T. Bennett). “Be willing to be uncomfortable” (Peter McWilliams). “Do one thing everyday that scares you” (Eleanor Roosevelt). “Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth” (Bryan McGill). We’ve all heard these sayings and quotes when you … Continue reading

Cathedral Lake Hike Near Aspen, Colorado
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Cathedral Lake Hike Near Aspen, Colorado

Cathedral Lake is an iconic wildflower hike in Colorado. But, be warned – it’s not easy. Forest Service rates it difficult and I agree, mainly because of a brutal switchback section. The effort is worth it to see wildflowers, waterfalls, stunning views of the Elk Mountain Range and a beautiful alpine lake. Cathedral Lake sits … Continue reading