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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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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