Find the Best Hiking Trails with AllTrails

Trail along Bierstadt Lake hike in Rocky Mountain National park

Trail along Bierstadt Lake hike in Rocky Mountain National park  – just after sunrise.

You can find the best hiking trails with AllTrails! This app is the hiker’s friend! So –  I stumbled on this great app for hiking that I never knew existed. Then, I found it also has a corresponding website HERE . It came in extremely useful on our recent vacation, so I wanted to share with you! I just used it to find some great trails to hike in Colorado, like the trail above in Rocky Mountain National Park. The photos in this post were just a few of many I got to take along the trails. If you are a fan of hiking and the great outdoors you will love it. It comes in both iPhone and Android versions. Just so you know – I get no benefit for telling you about this. Just want to share a great tip for an app!  [Read more…]

Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road

Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road

Elk herd at dusk - Trail Ridge Road

Elk herd at dusk – Trail Ridge Road

Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road is one of the highest paved roads in the U.S.A. Colorado also boasts two of the others on the list-  Pikes Peak and Mount Evans, both over 14,000 feet. At 12,183 feet at its highest point, one of the things that makes this drive so spectacular is the tundra landscape and the wildlife. The sweeping tundra and wide open spaces creates a  view makes it seem like you are on top of the world. It is a completely unforgettable experience! [Read more…]

Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park

Tundra along Trail Ridge Road - Rocky Mountain National Park

Tundra long Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the crown jewels of the national park system in the United States. Located about an hour northwest of Denver, Colorado, it is an easy day trip from the Denver area or a wonderful place to spend a week or even a month or more. There is just something about this place and its wide, sweeping wilderness. If you love the mountains, visiting Rocky Mountain National Park should be high on your travel list.  It’s 415 square miles of wilderness in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and boasts soaring mountain peaks, windswept tundra, wooded mountain paths, sparkling lakes, waterfalls and an abundance of wildlife.

Nuthatch watching my camera.

Nuthatch watching my camera.

 

I’ve been blessed to have visited this place six times, and it never gets old. It has gotten into my soul. Every time we visit, I think of the many things I wanted to share with friends and family should they happen to come. So….here are some photos along with a few tips that we have learned over the years. [Read more…]

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