We all get that warm and fuzzy feeling when Friday rolls around. We know the weekend is in view and we’ve been busting our butts all week at work. Although the weekend always seems to fly by, we have to make the most of our time while it’s here! Venturing out into the wilderness with the family is a wonderful way to enjoy the day and help stretch that weekend out. So pack up a picnic lunch, grab the kids, and take an adventure out to Blue Lake. This is an easy but super scenic hike! Blue Lake is located in the Brainard Lake Recreation area ($9 entry fee) and is part of the Indians Peak Wilderness. The hike starts… Read More →
Feel like spending a good portion of your day revitalizing your mind and body? Nothing recharges your batteries like a good day hike! Fill up your backpack with the essentials and take an adventurous trek to Jasper Lake! This hike is super rewarding! Jasper Lake is a 9 mile hike roundtrip with a 2,025 feet elevation gain. It is part of the Indian Peaks Wilderness and begins at the Hessie trailhead. Start your journey through the woods as huge glistening aspens and pines surround you on both sides of the trail. As you continue on your way you will hear gushing cascades in the distance. Venture through the trees to the left of the trail to see these stunning waterfalls… Read More →
Looking for a quick, close to home challenge? This ass-kicking hike will rev up those quads, shred those hammies, and work those glutes! Your buns will be the talk of the town in no time! Lets tackle Mount Sanitas! Mount Sanitas is a very popular trail close to downtown Boulder. This hike is rated moderate to difficult, with very steep terrain at times. Mount Sanitas is a 3 mile round trip loop with a 1,255 ft. elevation gain. I prefer starting counterclockwise, which is very challenging but gives you an easy cool down with beautiful side views of the Boulder Flatirons. The hike starts up wooden steps and a huge rocky staircase that winds all the way up the mountain. Just… Read More →
Put away that iPhone, shut down your computer, and turn off that television! We are going camping! What better way to escape from civilization and reconnect with your true self. Camping is rejuvenating! Get ready to restore your spirit and make some memories! Mammoth Gulch Camping Before you know it you will be breathing in the fresh mountain air, under a clear sky full of twinkling stars. But first we need to find a great campsite! Mammoth Gulch camping is situated in Boulder, Gilpin, and Clear Creek counties of Colorado and is part of both the Roosevelt and Arapaho National Forests. There are no established campsites and no camping fees or permits required. When arriving at Mammoth Gulch Road, you… Read More →
Hiking is one of my favorite things to do in Colorado. The breathtaking views and the sense of accomplishing something gives you a feeling like none other. Not to mention the connection you feel to nature, it brings you to a total state of relaxation that we all need after a stressful work week. So……let’s fill up those Nalgenes and stomp on those hiking boots because I’ve got a great hike for you!