Category Archives: Scenery

Four Days

It’s hard to plan ahead in Colorado. Mid-November weekends can be 70° and sunny or 20° with snow. We planned on hiking somewhere on Saturday, but when it snowed Friday night, we decided to stick to flatter locations. We went … Continue reading

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A Day of Birding

I got up fairly early this morning and headed south to Fountain Creek Regional Park. I spent about an hour wandering the trails. I didn’t see anything rare, but I did find 30 species, which is pretty good for this … Continue reading

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Close to Home

After our excursion to the San Luis Valley last weekend, we decided to stick closer to home this Saturday. Our first stop was lunch, at Bingo Burger in downtown Colorado City.  A Bingo Burger, by definition, had Pueblo peppers ground … Continue reading

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Almost everywhere we went in the San Luis Valley, we could see the huge sand dunes piled up against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. From a distance, they were dwarfed by the mountains. They got impressively larger as we drove … Continue reading

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Weekend Trip

Sally and I decided to get away for a few days and explore a part of Colorado we hadn’t yet seen. After stopping at the local Panera for bagels, we drove south on I-25 to Walsenburg. The tire light on … Continue reading

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Fall in the Rockies

We headed out fairly early on Saturday morning—to beat the crowds and the rain that was forecasted for the afternoon.  We drove south along the Front Range to Florence, then headed back north along Phantom Canyon Road. There were huge, … Continue reading

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Berthoud Pass

We woke up to a steady rain on Saturday morning. After breakfast in the hotel in Winter Park, we headed south. We could see high mountains covered with snow in the distance. As the road climbed, the rain turned to … Continue reading

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Winter Park

After touring Rocky Mountain National Park, we drove south past Grand, Shadow Mountain, and Granby Lakes and stopped for the night in Winter Park. After mediocre BBQ at a restaurant across from our mediocre hotel, I wandered a trail behind … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — Moose

As we were getting out of our car at Holzwarth Historic Site, a kind man with a British accent pulled up in his SUV and informed us that family of moose were grazing in the meadow along the Colorado River. … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — West Side

The Never Summer Mountains Holzwarth Historic Site The Fleshut Cabin, built by the first person to homestead in the Colorado River Valley. The Holzwarth family operated a fishing camp/dude ranch in the area from 1918 into the 1970’s. Golden-mantled Ground … Continue reading

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