Barr Lake State Park

  Barr Lake State Park has it all.  Biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, bird watching and nature viewing.  In the winter you’ll find the eagle nesting and in the summer you’ll find over 300 species of birds.  I have been going at least once a season, if not more.  It’s easy to get to […]

Maxwell Falls Trail

Maxwell Falls Trail is in Evergreen Colorado.  It is quick half day hike with lots of woodland shade, a waterfall, cliffs and plenty of people and dogs!  Yeah it’s pretty popular.   If you’ve never hiked before this makes a good primer.   There are actually two ways to travel this hike.   The lower […]

Roxborough State Park

This is the second time I have hiked Roxborough State Park.  There are plenty of trails to last more than a day, so I would recommend going during different seasons.  Get your park pass here. The fall is also spectacular there as well!  Timing it right is key!  My favorite trail is the  Fountain Valley.  Stop […]

Audubon Nature Trail

This was one of my favorite trails for nature viewing and birding.  The Audubon Society of Denver manages these trails and track migrating birds here.  The perfect time to go is late spring and early summer when you get to hear and see many species of birds and waterfowl.  You will also probably see turtles, […]

Hiking in Colorado

Colorado is one of the best states for hiking trips and living only 20 minutes from the foothills makes it great for some quick day hikes.  My favorite is Indian Peaks Wilderness because it’s a short drive on backroads making it only 55 minutes to get to and you can get up to 13k feet […]