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

Four Wheeling to Animas Forks Ghost Town and Two Mountain Passes on Part of Colorado’s Alpine Loop
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Four Wheeling to Animas Forks Ghost Town and Two Mountain Passes on Part of Colorado’s Alpine Loop

If you’re looking to get off the beaten path and experience Colorado’s stunning backcountry, add Colorado’s Alpine Loop Scenic and Historic Byway. The 65-mile scenic drive is usually snow free June through September or early October. It’s filled with streams, treeless tundra, mountain passes and an incredibly preserved ghost town. You can access the loop … 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

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

Exploring Fantasy Canyon near Vernal, Utah
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Exploring Fantasy Canyon near Vernal, Utah

Fantasy Canyon near Vernal is unlike anywhere else I’ve visited in Utah. It’s filled with faces, animals and images created over time in the weathered sandstone rising out of the clay beds. The landscape looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. This is a place to let your imagination run wild as you … Continue reading