Hanging Lake | Colorado

We understand that some people don’t like to pay for hikes. We also understand that some hikes are being loved to death. Some access precious resources like drinking water. And some are just too close to irresponsible people with paint cans. So we accept that fact that sometimes an impact fee…

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Mesa Creek Trail | Curecanti

Mesa Creek Trail is a short, beautiful trail in Curecanti National Recreation Area. We loved this trail because it borders right on Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. If you went to the park and were disappointed that it was so difficult to get down to the waters edge, then…

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Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge is located just outside Alamosa, Colorado. This wildlife refuge has a driving tour and you can see many birds along the marshlands. We visited in August, and the mosquitoes were bad, but we still enjoyed a short hike that only ran about a quarter mile. There…

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Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

We love birding. Whenever we take a roadtrip, we make it a point to look at a map to see if there any National Wildlife Refuges in the area available to visit. On a trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park, we noted two of them: Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, and…

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Great Sand Dunes National Park Kid Hikes

The main reason people go visit Great Sand Dunes National Park is to go sand boarding. We enjoyed that activity, but our main reason for visiting all the national parks is to get out on the trails and do some hiking. We love to see the treasures that these parks preserve.…

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Great Sand Dunes National Park Family Guide

Colorado has 4 national parks. Rocky Mountain and Mesa Verde are quite well known, because they've been around for more than a hundred years, but Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Great Sand Dunes are much newer. We decided to check out these national parks so we could let you know…

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