Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking + Elk in Estes Park

elk in estes park

We made the journey about 90 minutes north of Denver to visit Rocky Mountain National Park for the first time, and swing by the annual Estes Park Elk Fest last weekend. One of the most visited national parks in the country, Rocky Mountain National Park covers 415 square miles and features hundreds of different hiking […]

Colorado Hiking: Diamond Lake / Indian Peaks Wilderness

diamond lake hike waterfall

On Saturday we joined the Let’s Explore Colorado meetup on a cold and snowy hike to Diamond Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness just outside of Nederland. After 20 years of living in Southern California, I most certainly did not feel prepared for hiking in 40-degree weather!  But with ample layers and warm socks, I […]

Touring The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs

garden of the gods

Sunday was a picture-perfect day for a visit to the stunning natural beauty of Garden of the Gods. So named for being a “fitting place for the gods to assemble,” Garden of the Gods is a National Natural Landmark just outside Colorado Springs, with magnificent ancient red sandstone and limestone rock formations created millions of […]

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