Mallory Cave

I’ve hiked this trail a couple times in the past year or so. Always a nice hike, shadey when needed! This most recent adventure up the trail was a fun, yet sad one. My dear friend was leaving the state so we did one last jaunt up one of his favorite hikes. When the cave…

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Herman’s Gulch

Another of my favorite hikes. A bit but kicking, but delightful! We have a day off of work, so I phoned a friend and said, hey, this will be fun, wanna go? Luckily she said yes! This is a beautiful mountain lake hike, with the trail head right off of 70, which makes it easy…

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Silver Dollar Trail and Murray Lake

This is indeed one of my most favorite hikes! It’s at altitude, so it’s cooler in the summer, and there are not 1 but 2 lakes to treat you! This year another friend and I decided to go early to “beat the crowds”. We got the very last official parking spot at the top. We…

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White Ranch Park – Rawhide Trail

Decided to enjoy an afterwork hike before the holiday! It was going to be 90 degrees in Denver at 2, so we decided to find something with shade. I hadn’t enjoyed this park in a number of years and didn’t remember much until we started hiking around it. We chose to take the Raw Hide…

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Apex, Argos, Pick n Sledge, Magic Mountain loop

I enjoy how close Apex Park is home and how many trails are available! I had a random monday off and decided to enjoy nature. Since it was close to home and generally full cell signal I wasn’t too nervous about going solo! The wild flowers were on point and the quiet and mostly solitude…

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Royal Arch

I had done this hike years ago with the hubby and the pups, in the dead of summer. This time it was with a friend, in the winter! Still beautiful, quiet, and mostly just myself and my hiking buddy! It was march, and surprisingly very icy after the turn off. Not recommended without spikes! We…

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Standley Lake North Trail

Took a nice walk with a friend and their dog near Standley Lake this past weekend. I have never specifically walked around this lake, but I have been near it and the views were lovely. My friend had hurt their back, so needed something with nothing too steep and nothing too muddy. We got the…

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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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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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