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

Stroll Along the Provo River
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Stroll Along the Provo River

Serene – that’s how I would describe a stroll along the Provo River, especially after a welcomed morning rain.  Twelves miles of the Provo River flows through Heber Valley.  This section of the river is known as the Upper and Middle Provo River and offers some of the best fishing in Utah. This world 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

Hiking the Shoulder Season in Breck
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Hiking the Shoulder Season in Breck

If you think May just means mud in the Colorado mountains, you’re wrong.  It’s a transition from snow and the grays and browns of winter to the vibrant shades of green of summer.  The shoulder season as it’s called is a secret season for folks like me who enjoy strolling through a quaint mountain town … Continue reading

Hike to Icy Zapata Falls
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Hike to Icy Zapata Falls

This is a story that began about two million years ago when alpine glaciers covered the mountains peaks and valley floors of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains like an icy blanket.  The ridge that is home to Zapata Falls is a huge pile of rocks deposited thousands of years ago by a glacier.  Water flowing … Continue reading