Evergreen

We were headed towards Alderfer/Three Sisters park for a moderate short hike. The park is just an hour away from Denver and was perfect for a stroll like hike. We did parts of few trails. The park was so crowded that we didn’t get a parking spot. There are two parking lots though. We started…

North Table Mountain

Just before the spring, technically still winter a weekend with so much sun. So much sun that we had to apply sunscreen. Weather does change drastically around here. Mountain weather! We went chose North Table mountain park to do a small hike. We are always on the look out for such places close to the…

Green Mountain

A beautiful sunny day, we decided to hike the Green Mountain. We were a group of 8 and started enthusiastically towards the Boulder; Open space and mountain parks. Our first stop was the panorama point – view of boulder. The place was crowded given its a weekend. People in Boulder are always so active. Just looking…

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

A good sunny day in the winter is a day not to be wasted, and we didn’t. We packed some lunch and off we went for a hike in Golden Gate Canyon State park. The park ranger suggested Panorama Point for a 3 mile hike. We got to the View point and it was so…

North Cheyenne Canon Park

The post is named with the park’s name instead of the trail’s name because though we hiked, we didn’t do any one particular trail fully. We actually wanted to go to the Rockies and snowshoe the amazing Emerald lake. One can’t get used to that view! I want to see that beauty again. Unfortunately, the…

New Year’s @ Denver Downtown

Happy new year everyone! This new year’s celebration at Denver downtown was so much more fun than usual. The whole of downtown was filled with people with dancing crowd every few blocks. The weather was very co operative with almost no wind. Since none of us were freezing, we had fun just being outside part of…

Echo Lake

Echo lake is located along the mount Evans scenic byway. We went snowshoeing to this frozen lake. We got our new Yaktrax traction device and were eager to test it out. The weather was sunny, yet very cold with some wind. We decided to do just the echo lake trail which is trail around the lake….

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

The only mountain side zoo in the country. So we visited this much hyped zoo. I was expecting something different just cause it has mountain in its name. I was disappointed with that but as a zoo it is pretty good. The animals has their own big space and taken care of. As soon as…

Bluffs Regional Park

A serene park with great views. On a nice sunny day during this winter, not wanting to waste the sun we were looking for places to go. A place near by with some scenic views. Everything fit the bill for this park. It is situated in the Denver metro area with trail which spans out…

Canyonlands

Oh yes! Next day another national park..2/5 in this trip! The canyons here was such a beauty. A totally different kind of beauty. I am more moved by greenery, water bodies and colors but this one was way different. More or less like Grand Canyon but not that grand. Canyonland national park is spread out…

Arches

Four days at home in this cold weather? Brutal and boring. So we decided on a road trip to Moab, 5 hours from Denver. The most popular spot in Utah is their Arches. Oh ya its on their number plate! Once we entered Moab, we could see the difference in the setting. We were suddenly…

Angel’s Island

A beautiful island next to Alcatraz Island. We took the ferry from Tiburon to the Angel’s Island. The hike to the summit is about 5 miles. The view from up there is just spectacular. We can see the golden bridge, Alcatraz Island, SF skyline and mountains. The hike was not steep or strenuous. We could…