Prairie Ridge Natural Area | Colorado | 12/25/20

Prairie Ridge Natural Area | Loveland Natural Areas Loveland, CO | 12/25/20 | 7.03 miles | 309' Prairie Ridge is the newest of the City of Loveland's Natural Areas. It just opened in May 2020 and connects to the neighboring Coyote Ridge Natural Area. (Like Coyote Ridge, dogs aren't allowed at Prairie Ridge so our …

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Mount Morrison (7,881′) | Colorado | 12/19/20

Mount Morrison (7,881') | Matthews/Winters Park Morrison, CO | 12/19/20 | 4.02 miles | 2,022' gain Mount Morrison's south ridge is a popular exercise spot for locals. With an ascent of 2,000' in just 2 miles, it's a quick but steep route often repeated multiple times in a row. The trail starts near Gate 4 …

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Fountain Valley Loop | Colorado | 12/13/20

Fountain Valley Loop | Roxborough State Park Littleton, CO | 12/13/20 | 3.17 miles | 390' gain After a fresh December snow, I traveled down to Roxborough State Park to hike a short loop through the red sandstone formations. It was a beautiful afternoon and there were plenty of families enjoying the easy Fountain Valley …

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RMNP: Deer Mountain (10,013′) | Colorado | 12/06/20

Deer Mountain (10,013') | Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park, CO | 12/06/20 | 6.19 miles | 1,397' gain If you've ever driven into Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) from the main Beaver Meadows entrance station, you've certainly seen Deer Mountain. It's a low, forested peak on the right hand side of the road. If …

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Lory State Park’s Valley Trails | Colorado | 12/03/20

Lory State Park's Valley Trails | Lory State Park Fort Collins, CO | 12/03/20 | 8.58 miles | 820' gain Lory State Park might be super busy on summer weekends, but Thursday mornings in December offer a bit of solitude that isn't often found right outside Fort Collins. I took Lady up to hike some …

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