Lost Lake Trail via Hessie Trailhead

Lost Lake Trail via Hessie Trailhead

Lost Lake Trail is beautiful and spring in the Colorado Rockies is a peaceful, less crowded time to get into the wild. Even with the snow on the ground the smell of pine and new growth is strong in the mild breeze.   Note: Many of the links are affiliate links...
Rugged Alpine Lake Hikes!

Rugged Alpine Lake Hikes!

Alpine Lake hikes are one of the most rewarding day adventures Colorado has to offer. Getting above treeline after hiking through rugged, sometimes steep terrain into rolling tundra below snowcapped peaks to an alpine lake is challenging yet exhilarating. The trails...
Ptarmigan Lake Trail shows off Colorado!

Ptarmigan Lake Trail shows off Colorado!

Ptarmigan Lake Trail is a Colorado favorite trail for a fantastic half-day or full-day hike. Ascend a moderate grade through a spectacular forest. Pass a sweet lake and dreamy dispersed campsites along the trail before breaking out at the tree line.  Here, views of...
Crater Lakes Trail the Perfect Day Hike

Crater Lakes Trail the Perfect Day Hike

Crater Lakes is in the heart of the James Peaks Wilderness and the perfect day hike or backpacking weekend. Nestled just below the Continental Divide, the setting is unbeatable.   Note: Many of the links are affiliate links which means I receive a very small...
American Lake Trail, an Aspen Colorado Gem!

American Lake Trail, an Aspen Colorado Gem!

American Lake Trail has got it all. Just minutes from beautiful Aspen CO, this hike is what Aspen is all about. Beautiful aspen groves line the trail soon leading into a dense forest of pines and spruces, arriving at an alpine lake with sweeping high peaks views....
Silver Dollar Lake Trail to Murray Lake

Silver Dollar Lake Trail to Murray Lake

Silver Dollar Lakes Trail on stunning Guanella Pass is a true Colorado experience! Beautiful dense pine forest to high above timberline reaching spectacular views while passing one alpine lake, being greeted by a 2nd alpine lake, and reaching the 3rd lake at 12,178 in...