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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Straight Creek Trail

I’ve been wanting to do this hike for a while, because 1, you get to climb over the Eisenhower tunnel and 2 because of the wild flowers! The mulitple different descriptions had a number of different nileages… turns out it actually is really about 4.9 vs 4.2 and if you do go all the way…

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Sleepy Lion Trail

Sleepy Lion Trail My friend suman is prepping for a Camino in Spain and needs to get in her miles every day and each weekend. On a recent weekend i joined her on this one – the Sleep Lion Trail . Difficulty – easy Time – 2hours – my friend like to take her time, enjoy…

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Mount Galbraith Park

Decided to do a hike after work with a co-worker and wanted to escape the 100 degree day that was in Denver! We found this one and as luck would have it, the clouds came in and brought the temps down to 85! Sounds crazy to think that was good, but it was! I had…

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Mount Grayrock

This hike has been on the list for about 7 or 8 years! Mt Grayrock is up off the poudre river, west of ft collins. It was in my loop hike book that we got shortly after we arrived colorado. We attempted it this summer – but the temps in the poudre river area are…

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Camping on the Poudre

Yup – it looks french, but here in Colorado we call it – the “Pooder” Whatever you call it, it’s a great river that runs from the rockies out toward Fort Collins and Beyond. We have camped at different places over the years and this year I decided to get us closer to a hike…

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