Montville Nature Trail – Hiking in Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park is located 27 miles (~ 1 hour) northeast of Alamosa, Colorado and off of US-160. Continue reading “Montville Nature Trail – Hiking in Great Sand Dunes National Park”

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”

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”