Colorado National Monument – Canyon Rim Trail – Grand Junction, CO

The Colorado National Monument is a national park located west of Grand Junction, Colorado and south of Fruita. The park has two entrances: an east entrance accessible from I-70 near Grand Junction and a west entrance accessible from I-70 near Fruita. Continue reading “Colorado National Monument – Canyon Rim Trail – Grand Junction, CO”

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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”

Hewlett Gulch Trail – Mountain Bike, Dog Hike – Poudre Canyon, CO

Hewlett Gulch trail is located 22 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado in the Poudre River Canyon. Specifically, it is 10.5 miles west of the CO-14 and US-287 intersection and on the right side of CO-14 with the trail head on the other side of a bridge. Continue reading “Hewlett Gulch Trail – Mountain Bike, Dog Hike – Poudre Canyon, CO”

East Spring Creek and Poudre River Bicycle Trails – Fort Collins, CO

The East Spring Creek Trail and the Poudre River Trails are public, paved bicycle paths in Fort Collins, Colorado that serve as a commuter thruways to CSU and downtown. Continue reading “East Spring Creek and Poudre River Bicycle Trails – Fort Collins, CO”

Maxwell to Reservoir Ridge Natural Area – Map – Fort Collins, CO

The Maxwell and Reservoir Ridge natural areas are located in the foothills about 10 minutes west of Fort Collins, Colorado. Continue reading “Maxwell to Reservoir Ridge Natural Area – Map – Fort Collins, CO”

Mason Street Bike Trail to Fossil Creek Park – Fort Collins, Colorado

The Mason Street Trail is a public, paved bicycle trail in Fort Collins, Colorado that serves as a commuter trail to CSU. In addition, it provides safe bicycle access to Fossil Creek Park. Continue reading “Mason Street Bike Trail to Fossil Creek Park – Fort Collins, Colorado”

Roxborough State Park – Hiking South Rim Trail – Denver, Colorado

Roxborough State Park is 30 miles south of downtown Denver, Colorado and 13 miles southwest of the intersection of CO-470 and US-85. Continue reading “Roxborough State Park – Hiking South Rim Trail – Denver, Colorado”