Monthly Archives: November 2014

Castlewood Canyon East-to-West Hike (Castlewood Canyon State Park, CO)

It’s hard to say which part of central Colorado’s Castlewood Canyon State Park is better: the steep and narrow upper, eastern gorge – or the broader, deeper expanses of the western section. Why not try both? Hikers hoping to explore … Continue reading

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Inner Canyon – Lake Gulch Trail Loop (Castlewood Canyon State Park, CO)

Having grown up in Kansas, I was initially skeptical when driving south from Denver on Highway 83 that there would be any scenery of interest amidst the endless plains east of the Front Range. Yet shortly after cresting a modest … Continue reading

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Bluebird Meadow – Homestead Trail Loop (Alderfer Three Sisters Park, CO)

Alderfer/Three Sisters Park has the look and feel of a local park, populated mostly by trail runners, bikers, dog-walkers, and Evergreen residents on their evening strolls. (On the Saturday evening I visited, a gaggle of high-school girls were filming a … Continue reading

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Narrow Gauge Trail – Eastern Section (Pine Valley Ranch Park, CO)

Note: This post is the second of two trail descriptions from a blissful October day at Pine Valley Ranch Park, an hour’s drive from the Denver area and a refreshingly quiet alternative to the crowded Jefferson County parks around Evergreen … Continue reading

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