Mount Morrison

Was suggested this trail by my Ultra Marathon-r gym buddy. I underestimated the butt kicking this thing was! We weren’t sure where the trail head was and we watched the radio tower as we drove around Red Rocks. Very easy to find actually – entrance 4, walk up a touch, it’s on the left by…

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Lost Lake via Hesse Trail

We had been trying to get up to Nederland and this trail all summer. Something always got in our way, timing, mosquitos, etc… We finally had a fully free day, it was cooler, and sunday it was going to snow! The drive was meandering when we chose to skip the toll road. But it was…

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Silver Dollar Trail

One of my favorite trails, always fun to try and figure out when the snow will clear! This year was one of the latest and flowers were gorgeous! The first year we did the trail we didn’t make it all the farthest lake. The second time we attempted it, there was so much snow, we…

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James Peak

One of the hardest hikes – ever? 9 miles, 8 hours, 30 mph winds, snowfield to overcome, and a trail that was all unstable rocks! Snap! We started off “early”, hit the parking lot at 7am to start our adventure. I had extra weight in my pack – at some point, it will feel so…

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Eldorado Canyon Trail

We decided to give this one a try in early afternoon. We ended up turning around due to fear of lightening… But we gave if the college try and did a good bit of it! It starts with a significant uphill and seems to continue forever! Eventually you get up and out of the canyon…

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Carpenter Peak

We decided to cross this one off the list before it was too late and hot in the season. It was still probably a little too late, but i’m looking forward to doing it again in the fall and adding the back loop! It’s part of Roxborough State park. There are other shorter option, but…

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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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