Castle Ruins in Colorado: A Great Hike in Morrison
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Castle Ruins in Colorado: A Great Hike in Morrison

I set out on a hiking adventure with my cousin Elizabeth and her two grandsons in Morrison, Colorado. It’s a great small town in the Foothills and only about 20-25 minutes from downtown Denver. I thought we were heading out on a 3-4 mile hike. Little did I know we were hiking to castle ruins … Continue reading

Two Hikes in a Day along Colorado’s Front Range Plus a FoCo Brunch
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Two Hikes in a Day along Colorado’s Front Range Plus a FoCo Brunch

Want to do two very different hikes in a day? It’s easy along Colorado’s Front Range. My hometown friend Danny came into Denver with a goal to log some miles. Since the High Country continues to be covered in snow I suggested we do something along the Front Range. My pick – Horsetooth Rock in … Continue reading

Leaf Peeping in Breckenridge & Frisco
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Leaf Peeping in Breckenridge & Frisco

My friend Melissa and I have a fall foliage tradition.  For several years now, we’ve gone leaf peeping in and around Breckenridge, Colorado, on or close to September 18th.  Fall colors usually peak in Breckenridge around that date.  This year the leaves peaked earlier than normal because of the hot and dry conditions.  While they … Continue reading

Hike a Mountain Stairmaster in Frisco
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Hike a Mountain Stairmaster in Frisco

When you’re in Frisco, Colorado, the peak looming overhead is Mount Royal.  It’s a mountain version of a “stairmaster.”  This hike is a quick butt kick since you gain almost 1,400 feet in two miles, with the bulk of the elevation gain in just over a mile.  In other words….it’s straight up.  It’s one of … Continue reading

Hiking a Geological Gem in Roxborough State Park
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Hiking a Geological Gem in Roxborough State Park

Roxborough State Park is a gigantic geology jigsaw puzzle.  It’s like the world-famous Red Rocks, which are just up the road, only without the crowds.  I’ve hiked it several times, but on the first hike, I couldn’t help but think I’d stumbled upon a geological gem.  Roxborough State Park is where the prairie meets the … Continue reading