Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve | Colorado | 07/27/19

Sand Dunes/Medano Creek Loop | Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Duncan, CO | 07/27/19 | 2.34 miles | 521' gain | Class 1 While Day 1 of our San Luis Valley trip was super eventful, on Day 2, we finally got to the main reason for our trip, to see the sand dunes! …

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge | Colorado | 07/25/19

We'd had a really long day the day before, driving pretty far to do two different hikes, so we opted for an easy day today. Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA) National Wildlife Refuge is only an hour away from my house and offers a number of easy hikes, a scenic wildlife drive, and a visitor center/museum. …

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Vindicator Valley Loop | Colorado | 07/24/19

Cripple Creek Gold Mine Overlook Cripple Creek, CO | 07/24/19 After a fun morning hike to Devil's Head Lookout, we made our way down to our next hike, Vindicator Valley. On the way, we stopped at a mine overlook. I was surprised to see that the overlook platform was constructed from an old haul truck …

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