Category Archives: Colorado

Harpers Corner Trail (Dinosaur National Monument, CO)

Following a pinyon- and juniper-studded ridgeline out to its terminus, the Harpers Corner Trail features stunning panoramic vistas high above canyon country in Colorado/Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument. The landscape below, cut and eroded by the Green and Yampa Rivers, spans … Continue reading

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Mitten Park Trail (Dinosaur National Monument, CO)

Situated just north of Echo Park on the Colorado side of Dinosaur National Monument, a sudden break in the cream-colored Weber sandstone produces a multi-hued swirl of color—a peculiar twisting formation where the horizontal shelves suddenly thrust upward into vertical … Continue reading

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Echo Park Road

Roughly straddling the border between Utah and Colorado, Echo Park Road extends 12 miles and connects the paved Harpers Corner Road with its namesake Echo Park—a hidden flat near the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers in Dinosaur National … Continue reading

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Carpenter Peak Trail (Roxborough State Park, CO)

The primary attraction of Roxborough State Park—situated at the edge of the Front Range to the southwest of Denver, Colorado—is a stunning collection of red-hued sandstone outcrops, rising from the earth at a roughly 60 degree angle and stretching for … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hikes in 2020

Well, what a strange year it has been. In the early days of 2020, it was hard to imagine that, by March, much of the world would be dealing with a global pandemic that would take the lives of millions … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Hill Trail (McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, CO)

In western Colorado’s Grand Valley, between the modest town of Fruita and splendid Colorado National Monument, lies one of the most famous dinosaur dig sites in the United States. It was here in 1901, on a multi-hued hill composed of … Continue reading

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Otto’s Trail (Colorado National Monument, CO)

Otto’s Trail is a short and easy hike ending at a scenic viewpoint overlooking Wedding Canyon and Monument Canyon in Colorado National Monument, an excellent park on the edge of the Uncompahgre Plateau overlooking Grand Junction, Colorado. The fine stroll … Continue reading

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Colorado National Monument, CO

Colorado National Monument—named for the river, not the state—is a marvel of winding canyons, prominent spires, and multi-hued cliffs, Colorado’s closest rival to the canyon parks of Utah, such as Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. Here the power of erosion … Continue reading

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Browns Creek Falls (San Isabel National Forest, CO)

Moderate hike to Browns Creek Falls in the Collegiate Peaks area near Salida. Continue reading

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Lost Lake Trail (San Isabel National Forest, CO)

Lost Lake is a stunning, turquoise-green tarn in the shadow of the Continental Divide in central Colorado. Continue reading

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