Huron Peak view of the Three Apostles

Mountain Ranges

Views of Longs Peak and Thatchtop Mountain near treeline

Hiking Trails

The towering walls of snow

Road Trips

An excellent trail to follow

Dog Friendly

After exploring countless miles of trails in Colorado, the hand picked entries on this site represent the best examples of the natural beauty of the state that we have seen so far. Some of our best memories have come from outdoor adventures, and we hope the same for you.

Azure and Inkwell Lake

Rocky Mountain N.P.

Near Emerald Lake

Snowshoeing

Heading up Mt Sneffels

Planning

Deep in the San Juan Mountain Range

All Trail Reports

Alphabetical list of locations

Colorado Points of Interest

Mt Elbert views from the summit

Mt Elbert (14,433′) is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains of North America.

Torreys summit looking at Grays Peak

Grays Peak (14,270′) is the highest point on the Continental Divide in North America.

A view into the Royal Gorge from the trail

The highest suspension bridge in the U.S. can be found 955′ above the Royal Gorge

Road becomes very rocky and narrow as you near the pass

 Mosquito Pass (13,185′), is the highest vehicle pass in the contiguous U.S. that isn’t out and back.

I-70 Eisenhower Tunnel - highest point on U.S. interstate system

I-70 at the Eisenhower Tunnel is the highest point, and longest tunnel, on the U.S. interstate system at an elevation of 11,158′.

Northwestern side of Trappers Lake

In 1891 White River became one of the first two U.S. National Forests.

View along the Arikaree River river bed.

The point where the Arikaree River flows out of Colorado and into Kansas is the lowest point in Colorado, at an elevation of 3,317′.

sand dunes

The Great Sand Dunes National Park is home to the tallest sand dunes in the U.S.

View of Pikes Peak from Almagre Mountain

The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is the highest operating train track in the U.S., reaching the summit of Pikes Peak at 14,110 feet.

Dikes can be up to 14 miles long, 100' tall, and 100' wide

The Spanish Peaks are world renowned for thier geological features of stocks and dikes.

Square Tower House

Mesa Verde National Park is s the largest archaeological preserve in the U.S,  with more than 5,000 sites, including 600 cliff dwellings.

Road 277 winding up the side of Mt Antero

Mt Antero (14,269′) boasts North America’s highest gem field.

Print of a meat eating Allosaurus

Picket Wire Canyon has one of the largest preserved sets of dinosaur tracks in the world.

Observatory on Mt Evans

The Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in the U.S at 14,230′.

Grays Peak (right of center) is the highest point along the Continental Divide

Argentine Pass, at 13,207′, is the highest named vehicle-accessible pass in Colorado.

Painted Wall, Black Canyon of the Gunnison

The Painted Wall in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is the tallest cliff in Colorado at 2,250′.