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…

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…