Tag Archives: Colorado

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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Ptarmigan Lake Trail (San Isabel National Forest, CO)

Moderate out-and-back hike to Ptarmigan Lake, high in the Collegiate Peaks above Buena Vista, Colorado. Continue reading

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Dillon Pinnacles Trail (Curecanti National Recreation Area, CO)

Short hike in Curecanti National Recreation Area in central Colorado on the Dillon Pinnacles Trail. Continue reading

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North Vista Trail to Exclamation Point (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO)

!!!!! More than a mere punctuation mark, Exclamation Point is also the name for a prominent vista along the North Rim in Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Longer and perhaps more rewarding than the nearby Chasm View … Continue reading

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Chasm View Nature Trail (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO)

The Chasm View Nature Trail is a short hike along the North Rim of Black Canyon of the Gunnison, offering quick access to the canyon rim. Continue reading

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