River Rafting

Another one off my list! We went to the closest place from Denver where one could raft. Clear creek at Idaho Springs. Nothing much to say here except that it was so much fun. I am not a good swimmer which makes me fear waters. At the same time, i love the splash of water….

Blue Lakes-Monte Cristo Gulch

I have been meaning to pen this down for quite a while now. This was from our visit to Breckenridge during the July 4th weekend. I had planned three things to do there.. 1)  Scenic Drive through Boreas Pass:  It is not a paved road and yet 2WD can easily manage. Our guests wanted to…

Catamount Falls – Thomas Trail

We choose to hike to the Catamount falls because it was a short hike of 3 miles. Not much of elevation gain and the trail is surrounded my trees making it apt for summer hikes. We started off from Green mountain falls downtown near the Gazebo lake. The Gazebo lake is a great place for…

Telluride

The last stop of our trip and it was amazing. I loved this town; surrounded by snow-capped mountains, a beautiful river walk, free gondola ride (EPIC ride)..I wish i could have stayed here longer. We had planned to hike to the Blue Lake which is located at 9400 ft elevation. The late snow in May…

Mesa Verde National park

A short drive of 30 minutes from Durango and we reached Mesa Verde National Park. This park in my opinion is not that great. Let me explain. This park would be fun and entertaining for those who are into history. I like history but this park was dull for my taste. I personally liked knowing…

Million Dollar Highway

This drive was like a million bucks! Beauty of nature. The million dollar highway is part of the San juan skyway. Ouray to Silverton along the US 550 is the million dollar highway. It is a short 25 mile drive but there are so many overlooks to spend the entire day. We were on our…

Ouray!

Next Stop was Ouray! (why Next? refer to my last post) This is where San Juan Skyway starts. The Scenic must do drive of CO and a big part of our road trip.   My husband is a big fan of Hot springs. I have become one too now. Ouray has a few hot springs one…

Black Canyon, Gunnison

We had an awesome road trip during the memorial day weekend. I am so excited to re-live it here. First stop – Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. We started off on US-285 N and the drive was scenic. On the way over, we drove past a vast reservoir – Blue Mesa. It’s so…

O’ Fallon Park

Last weekend was sunny! With temperature rising to 80 F, we were considering biking or hiking. I thought hiking in some place with a cooler temperature would be ideal. As usual, the closer it is to Denver the better. We choose O’Fallon Park in Evergreen for our short hike. The park is located in Morrison…

Cache la Poudre and Horsetooth Reservoir

After a relaxing stay in steamboat springs, we started our way back to Denver. Though I70 is scenic and beautiful, we wanted to take a different route back to Denver. We choose to drive to Fort Collins, break for lunch and then head home. This turned out perfect as we could drive one of the…

Steamboat Springs

A Perfect weekend getaway from Denver. Three and a half hours drive and you reach this small beautiful ski town. We drove straight to the Fish creek falls for a hike. After paying the $5 fee to this rec area, we started with the overlook. The falls was fabulous! It is a 283 feet tall waterfall….

Castlewood Canyon

This week’s hike is another one closer to the City. Located in Castle Rock is this State park with various short hikes. If you want a longer path, you could combine two trails to make it longer or a loop. The hike which caught our eye was the one with the falls and dam. As…