Hall Ranch – Mountain Bike Trails – Lyons, CO

Hall Ranch is located in Lyons, Colorado. Continue reading “Hall Ranch – Mountain Bike Trails – Lyons, CO”

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Cub Lake Trail to Fern Lake Trail – RMNP Hiking – Estes Park, CO

In Rocky Mountain National Park west of Estes Park Colorado, Cub Lake and Fern Lake trail heads are reached by driving west from the Beaver Meadows entrance station on US-36, quickly turning left onto Bear Lake Road, and taking the second right onto Fern Lake Road (not well marked). The trail head is typically open during the winter because it is east of the Trail Ridge Road; which is closed October to June. Continue reading “Cub Lake Trail to Fern Lake Trail – RMNP Hiking – Estes Park, CO”

Deer Mountain Trail – RMNP Hiking – Estes Park, Colorado

In Rocky Mountain National Park west of Estes Park Colorado, Deer Mountain trail head is located west of the Beaver Meadows entrance station on US-36 and before US-36 intersects with US-34. The trail head is typically open during the winter because it is east of the Trail Ridge Road; which is closed October to June. Continue reading “Deer Mountain Trail – RMNP Hiking – Estes Park, Colorado”

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”

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”

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”