Herman Gulch

We had done this as “family” a few years ago. I decided to do it again this year as as training hike! We started pretty early, a smidge before 7am – it was about 45 degrees, and the path was mostly in the shade until our way back down which was great! Don’t worry about…

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Devil’s Firetower

I really enjoy this hike, i’ve done it a couple times and love it each time. This year i grabbed a friend, and headed out at 6ish! We took a different 9 mile dirt road and found the trail head. We headed off to enjoy the trail! I had my killimanjero backpack on and added…

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Chief Mountain

We have been doing mileage and sticking to the front range due to the summer taking it’s time arriving in Colorado! We looked at the reviews and decided to hit up Chief Mountain to get some time above 10k feet! I’ve done this one years ago with the hubby before our first and only hike…

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Loch Lake Trail – RMNP

It rained and was icky all week – so we knew hiking normal trails was out, but since the snow still was pretty high in Rocky Mountain National Park we decided to head there with our micro-spikes! The parking angels shined on us and we got one of the last 4 spots in the parking…

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Mt Falcon

We have done this hike a few times and it’s definitely a butt kicker and a strenuous up hill adventure! Generally I pick turkey trot to go up just to avoid the bikes! Lucky for me it was a rather chilly day, well it started out that way, overcast and chilly and everything that was…

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Red Rocks Trail – Matthew Winters Park

This is a nice, close to Denver hike! Parking lot is decent but can still fill up quickly. Very little, as in no shade. Plan accordingly 5.8 miles ( or more if you forget to stop once you hit red rocks amphitheater) 1100 foot elevation gain. Suman and I decided to try this trail on…

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Mt Galbraith

This trail has been in and out of my life since I first moved to Colorado. As I learn more about the area, the views and terrain seems to change and mean more each time! The parking is quite limited, so the best times is weekdays or early, really early. Or really off season, but…

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Mt Sanitas

Close to home, kick your butt with a 1200 foot elevation gain in under a mile Mt Sanitas I’ve done this trail many times over the years! The latest was this morning to get our uphill incline action in preparation for Kilimanjaro! Pro tip – if it’s nice at all, parking will be a pain….

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Barr Lake

We are prepping for next year and our climb of kilimanjaro! That means, hiking, miles, feet on the move. We decided to take a jaunt around Barr Lake Hubby and I had done this trail on bikes, and they scared us with threats of goat heads everywhere! We came for the miles and didn’t realize…

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