Blue Grouse Trail to Mule Deer Trail – Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is 30 miles and about an hour drive from downtown Denver, Colorado.  The Blue Grouse trail head is located in the western end of the park on Golden Gate Canyon Road. Continue reading “Blue Grouse Trail to Mule Deer Trail – Golden Gate Canyon State Park”


Brainard Lake – Snowshoeing, Hiking, Camping – Ward, Colorado

Brainard Lake is located in Ward, Colorado and part of the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests. Directions: turn left (i.e., west) off of CO-72 onto Brainard Lake road and drive 5-6 miles to the trailhead. We visited in early May so there was still a lot of snow on the roads and trails. Continue reading “Brainard Lake – Snowshoeing, Hiking, Camping – Ward, Colorado”

Chautauqua Park Flatiron Trails – Boulder, Colorado

Chautauqua Park is located near downtown Boulder, Colorado with free parking located at the corner of Baseline Road and 9th Street. The parking lot is the starting point for numerous trails that are maintained by Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. Continue reading “Chautauqua Park Flatiron Trails – Boulder, Colorado”