A Sunday Sunrise Hike in the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado
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A Sunday Sunrise Hike in the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado

You know the old saying “early bird gets the worm.” Sunrise hikers like me know that’s one hundred percent true. If you want solitude on the trail, you have to get up before dawn. The bonus is getting to witness the start of a new day unfold before your eyes. I hadn’t hiked in the … Continue reading

How to Spend Two Days in Moab Visiting Arches and Canyonlands
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How to Spend Two Days in Moab Visiting Arches and Canyonlands

It is doable to see Arches National Park and Canyonsland National Park two days with some planning. I’ve been to Moab multiple times, but never in winter until I recently took one of my besties’ sons for his first visit to Utah’s desert and canyon country. If you want no crowds, January and February are … Continue reading

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

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 Petroglyph Point Loop at Mesa Verde National Park
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Hiking Petroglyph Point Loop at Mesa Verde National Park

I love Mesa Verde National Park. If I’m anywhere close, I’m likely driving up the mesa to spend more time in the first national park dedicated to the works of man. Ancestral Puebloan people lived on the mesa from around 600 AD to 1300 AD. I love doing the loop drives and hitting the trail. … Continue reading