Easy Sunset Hike at Flatirons Vista Near Denver
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Easy Sunset Hike at Flatirons Vista Near Denver

With cold mornings here, you might opt for a late afternoon hike instead of a sunrise outing. Flatirons Vista is a great option and the trailhead is only 30 minutes from downtown Denver. It’s an easy and fairly flat trail with two loop options. It would also make for a great snowshoe outing when there’s … Continue reading

Hike to Lily Pad Lake in Silverthorne, Colorado
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Hike to Lily Pad Lake in Silverthorne, Colorado

If you’re looking for a quick hike with lots to see and quick access from downtown Silverthorne, Lily Pad Lake is it. This is a wonderful family-friendly hike is filled with views, wildflowers, water crossing, and tall pines on your way to a small lake covered with lily pads. Getting there: You can hike to … Continue reading

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 Arthur’s Rock in Fort Collins, Colorado
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Hike to Arthur’s Rock in Fort Collins, Colorado

If you’re looking for a fairly short and moderately strenuous hike along the Front Range, Arthur’s Rock Trail is a great option. It’s in Lory State Park and is a wonderful alternative to the more crowded (but wonderful!) Horsetooth Rock hike. It’s a hike to a granite outcropping named for an early settler. In the … Continue reading

Hike to Ice Caves Near Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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Hike to Ice Caves Near Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Pagosa Springs, Colorado, is home to the deepest geothermal hot spring in the world. It’s a wonderful ski and soak destination since Wolf Creek Ski Area is just 30 minutes away. It’s also a great hike and soak destination with amazing trails nearby including one that takes you to ice caves. My longtime dear friend … Continue reading