I took my two dogs out for a 6-mile jaunt this last Saturday up St. Louis Creek near Fraser. Fortunately, we were the only ones out there this weekend! We caught some amazing views of Byers Peak and had the trail all to ourselves. There’s an extensive winter trail network back in this area — […]
We just learned about a really unfortunate incident regarding vandalism in some of our most cherished national parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park. This is just a simple reminder to leave no trace and treat our special natural places with the respect they deserve! You can also read more on CNN.
The photograph you see here is of Chimney Peak, which is located in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. This is just a small taste of the San Juan’s beauty. The peak is 11,781 feet in elevation. While it is a fairly technical mountain to climb, you can enjoy its beauty from a number of […]
The Elk Creek Falls Overlook Loop in Staunton State Park provides an exceptional hiking opportunity just 45 minutes away from downtown Denver. You won’t be disappointed by this incredibly unique area!
This was the view at Matthews / Winters Park at 8:45 this morning. With bountiful and glorious sunshine today, the snow all but disappeared by the time we wrapped up our hike!
Brainard Lake Recreation Area is one of our favorite winter playgrounds. Get out and enjoy some of Colorado high country’s fresh powder on this 5.3-mile outing. You won’t regret your decision to grab your snowshoes or skis and go!
We’ve received numerous emails from people asking about ways they can help rebuild trails along the Front Range after this fall’s devastating floods. To find current trail condition information and potential volunteer opportunities, please visit the following: Boulder County City of Boulder Jefferson County Larimer County
Summer has officially landed. Well…I guess this post comes about 3 hours too early…but close enough! Celebrate the longest days of the year with a visit to Roosevelt Lakes in the Mount Evans Wilderness Area. If you live in Park County, JeffCo, or Denver, it’s a relatively short drive to hiking paradise.
Red Rock Canyon Open Space and adjacent Section 16 are the best of the best. There are numerous hiking options for all levels of hikers. You can’t beat the amazing views of the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. Red Rock Canyon also offers some superb climbing with a permit.
Don’t get caught out unprepared this winter. Check out The Colorado Hiker’s gear checklists before leaving home.