Fabulous Fall Colors Even in the Rain – Where to go Leaf Peeping in Steamboat Springs
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Fabulous Fall Colors Even in the Rain – Where to go Leaf Peeping in Steamboat Springs

I’ve been to Steamboat Springs many times, but this was my first time to see it covered in a palette of autumnal hues. From Rabbit Ears Pass to the Yampa River, the fall colors are spectacular in Steamboat, even if you have to dodge rain showers like I did on my leaf peeping road trip. … Continue reading

Hike to Forgotten Valley in Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Hike to Forgotten Valley in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

This is a hike with a history lesson. It’s an ultra-family friendly hike to a historic homestead. Four generations of Swedish-Americans lived at the Tallman Ranch in Forgotten Valley in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Take a picnic and fishing poles. There’s a pond stocked with trout. It’s a wonderful fall hike and easy to … Continue reading

Hiking Wedding Canyon and Monument Canyon Loop in Colorado National Monument
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Hiking Wedding Canyon and Monument Canyon Loop in Colorado National Monument

This is a loop hike filled with stunning views of red rock canyons, towering sandstone rock formations I hiked through two canyons, past stunning sandstone scenery for a 5-mile loop on the canyon floor in Colorado National Monument  I had gotten into Fruita late afternoon and drove the scenic drive up to the Visitor Center … 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

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