Hiking to castle ruins in Denver, CO
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Hiking to castle ruins in Denver, CO

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South Table Mountain: A Quick Hike Near Denver
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South Table Mountain: A Quick Hike Near Denver

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Hiking to castle ruins in Denver, CO

Mount Falcon via Castle Trail Date Hiked: February 11, 2018 Length: 7.9 mi Elevation Gain: 1669 ft Starting Elevation: 6060 Difficulty: Intermediate Distance from Denver: 30 min Sarah’s Ranking: 8/10 Total Hike Time: 3.5 hrs Parking: free, large lot Best Time: early spring to late fall Features: castle ruins, views Additional Information: All Trails About the Area: Mount Falcon is located in Morrison, CO, just south of the Red Rocks Amphitheaterย and marks the beginning of the Rocky Mountains. Mount Falcon contains numerous hiking trails, among the most popular, the Castle Trail, leads to the ruins of the Walker Mansion. Because of its popularity, this is a year-round, heavily trafficked trail that is both bicycle and dog-friendly. There are numerous benches, picnic tables, and covered areas along the trail as well as a few informational signs. The Walker Mansion was a large, stone home that was built in 1909. It…

South Table Mountain: A Quick Hike Near Denver

South Table Mountain Hike, Golden, CO Date Hiked: January 28, 2018 Length: 9.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1023 ft Starting Elevation: 5800 ft Difficulty: Easy Distance from Denver: 25 min Sarah’s Ranking: 7/10 Total Hike Time: 2-3 Hours Parking: free, small lot (4-5 cars) Best Time: Sunny Day, Anytime Features: Views of Golden Additional Information: All Trails About the Area: Golden, CO is known to be a hub for beer drinkers (Coors Brewery), college students (Colorado School of Mines), and outdoor enthusiasts. There are countless hikes and outdoor activities nearby including Red Rocks, Dinosaur Ridge, Lookout Mountain, North Table Mountain, South Table Mountian, and much much more. The views from all of these hikes are different in their own way and people come from miles around to just get a glimpse. South Table Mountain itself is quite the hike! In my opinion, the best short hike near Denver. It is…

Top Eight Activities in Aspen, CO

Aspen is among one of the most popular skiing locations and is definitely a top Colorado winter destination. This cute, historic brick building filled mountain town is well known for celebrity appearances, hosting the X Games, and countless skiing and snowboarding routes. Jaegger and I decided to take Aspen on in one day. A feat I definitely do not recommend but was still a blast! It is a three and a half hour drive (took us about four and a half in the ice and snow) from Denver. The drive there alone is worth the trip. We passed quite a few major destinations including Dillon, Silverthorne, Vail, Glenwood Springs, and Glenwood Canyon. Once in Aspen, we found parking and hit the streets to explore. We checked out so many shops, cafes, restaurants, historic buildings, and even checked out the slopes for future trips! Afterwards, we drove around to explore the…

Hiking Bear Lake, CO

Bear Lake Trail, CO Date Hiked: November 4, 2017 Length: 0.7 Miles Elevation Gain: 39 ft Starting Elevation: 9510 ft Difficulty: Easy Distance from Denver: 2 Hours Sarah’s Ranking: 6/10 Total Hike Time: 30 Minutes Parking: Large lot, Park Entrance Fee Best Time: Late spring to mid-autumn Features: Lake Additional Information: All Trails About the Area: Bear Lake is located in the Rocky Mountain National Park at the entrance just outside of Estes Park, CO. This is, perhaps, one of my favorite locations of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The roads are incredibly well maintained and nearly all paved. Most trailheads (especially the popular ones) have nice large parking lots and the trails themselves are large, well maintained, and easily accessible. These trails are a beautiful 2-hour drive from Denver, perfect for a day hike. At the beginning of the hike, there are large bathrooms and a small ranger…