Category Archives: Colorado Hikes

Driving Tour of South Park, Colorado

One of my favorite places to explore in Colorado is South Park. It is a vast and often inhospitable landscape surrounded by mountains on all sides, filled with wildlife and unique topography. A “park” is essentially a high mountain Valley, … Continue reading

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No Cartman or Kenny, Just Antelope and Mule Deer

Being a new transplant to Colorado and having the sense of humor of a 14 year old boy, of course the first thing that comes to mind when I hear the words “South Park” are visions of Cartman, Kenny and … Continue reading

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Mountains, Meadows and Buck Snort

  About an hour west of Denver is another one of Jefferson County, Colorado’s terrific parks – Pine Valley Ranch.  The park features beautiful trails into the foothills with mountain views, a gorgeous meadow walk, a lake and a flat hiking/biking … Continue reading

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The Flying J Ranch in South Evergreen, Colorado

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Beautiful day to check out my new neighborhood, so started with a local park next door. Shadow Pine Loop is a nice 3 mile stroll, and offered a great view of a three-toed woodpecker.

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Colorado is blessed to have so much amazing and accessible open space. To experience a hike back East like the one I did today at Colorado’s Staunton State Park, it would take hours of driving, packing and planning. Instead I … Continue reading

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