Tag: hiking

Discovering the Beauty of Picture Rock Trail 1

Discovering the Beauty of Picture Rock Trail

Since Boulder County’s Picture Rock Trail was completed in 2008, mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders have been able to guide their way through woods and meadows, encountering spectacular mountain views along the 5.2-mile multi-use trail between Lefthand Canyon and Lyons. The trail twists and turns in a southerly direction, while climbing through the high grass, short green brush and…

5 Hikes Near Denver: See Colorado’s Beauty From the Top 2

5 Hikes Near Denver: See Colorado’s Beauty From the Top

Colorado’s Rocky Mountains attract hikers year-round with towering peaks, rushing whitewater and vibrant wildflowers. And with so many parks along the Front Range, Denver residents don’t need a congested drive on Interstate 70 to feel miles deep in Colorado’s natural beauty. South Table Mountain Cable cars once carried visitors up South Table Mountain’s hillside, and at the top, couples would…

Yampa River State Park: Camping And Boating At It's Finest 3

Yampa River State Park: Camping And Boating At It’s Finest

If you love nature and plan to visit Hayden, Colorado, then consider planning a day trip to Yampa River State Park. Here, visitors can explore a 134-mile stretch of the Yampa River, interacting with the flora and fauna that call this particular riverbed home. The park is located off US Highway 40 near Craig and Steamboat Springs. Yampa River State…

Rocky Mountain High: Climbing Colorado’s Fourteeners 4

Rocky Mountain High: Climbing Colorado’s Fourteeners

 At 5 in the morning, the Colorado mountain resort of Beaver Creek is eerily still. Windows remain dark, shops are still closed and only starry reflections dance on the skating rink ice. Even Starbucks is padlocked shut, much to the disappointment of those gathered at the Hiking Center. Four vacationing souls have cut short their sweet dreams to pursue another…

Summer Fun: 5 Free Activities to Do in Golden

As summertime comes to Colorado, so does the onslaught of outdoor enthusiasts. But you don’t have to leave the Denver area to find adventure. Golden, just west of Denver, offers a variety of free activities year-round that are especially fun during the summer months. So for those who like to keep things under budget and want to enjoy the outdoors…

Chicago Basin: A Photographers Dream

If the Mobil Travel Guides rated wilderness, Chicago Basin would certainly garner five stars. It is nestled high in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, one of the most rugged and seductive alpine regions to be found in the 48 contiguous states. At 11,000 feet above sea level, its long, terraced valley is filled with grassy meadows, frequently ablaze…

Red Rocks: More Than an Amphitheatre 6

Red Rocks: More Than an Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, famed for its outdoor concerts, offers a variety of other summer activities: hiking, biking, movies, a visitor’s center with gifts and history, and even dining. Red Rocks, 15 miles west of Denver, makes for more than just a scenic sound stage and offers at least one full day’s worth of entertainment and outdoor activities. Red Rocks even…

Make a Day of It Outside at Roxborough Park

You don’t have to travel far from Denver to experience the adventures that the Rockies have to offer. Red rock formations, mountain peaks and wildlife can all be enjoyed at Roxborough State Park. A leisurely stroll down a hiking trail can reward the visitor with the meeting of mule deer or a fox. Less frequently, but not ruled out, are…

Springtime in Telluride: Head Outdoors

Spring is in the air and with the blooming alpine flora and fauna of Telluride, it’s time to head outside. With seemingly limitless options for outdoor activities in this spectacular mountain region, Telluride has something for everyone in the great Colorado outdoors. Ride with Roudy Viewing the breathtaking mountain vistas of the Wilson Range via horseback is a perfect way…

Earn It: Aspen Activities with Sweet Rewards 8

Earn It: Aspen Activities with Sweet Rewards

Not just a winter ski destination, versatile Aspen takes on a whole new persona in the warmer months of spring and summer. One of Colorado’s most internationally known destinations, Aspen sings a siren’s song to adventurers and mountaineers all year round. What makes Aspen special under the summer sun? The network of world class hiking and biking trails have something…