If you are looking for a fun and challenging hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, look no further than Chasm Lake. This alpine lake is located near the Longs Peak trail head, and it requires a bit of bouldering and scrambling to get there. But once you do, you will be rewarded with some ofContinue reading “Chasm Lake Inside Rocky Mountain National Park: Alpine Lakes, Hiking Above Tree Line, and More”
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Rocky Mountains vs Smokey Mountains: Which is Better for Hiking?
If you’re looking for an amazing hiking experience, you have two great options in the United States – the Rocky Mountains and the Smokey Mountains. So, which is better? In this blog post, we’ll compare hiking in the Rockies and hiking in the Smokey Mountains to help you decide! Both the Rocky Mountains and theContinue reading “Rocky Mountains vs Smokey Mountains: Which is Better for Hiking?”
Evergreen Mountain Trail – Evergreen, CO
If you’re looking for a day hike near Denver, look no further than Evergreen, Colorado. With its towering peaks and pristine forests, this area is a hiker’s paradise. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the best hiking trails in the area, and an in depth look at Evergreen Mountain! Whether you’reContinue reading “Evergreen Mountain Trail – Evergreen, CO”
Hiking for Runners: Does it Help?
There is a lot of debate in the running community about whether hiking can help improve your running performance. Some runners swear by it, while others think that hiking detracts from their running performance. So, what’s the truth? In this blog post, we will take a look at the evidence and see if hiking canContinue reading “Hiking for Runners: Does it Help?”
How to Get to Hiking Trails: Preparing for the Journey
There are many hiking trails throughout the United States, and each one is unique. Some trails can be accessed by any car, while others require an ATV or other off-road vehicle. There are also hiking trails that you have to hike in to get to the trailhead. No matter what type of hiking trail youContinue reading “How to Get to Hiking Trails: Preparing for the Journey”
Are Hiking Poles Worth It? – All Things Hiking Poles
Hiking poles are hiking essentials for many hikers. They provide stability, balance, and help with hiking steep hills. If you’re not sure if hiking poles are worth it or not then keep reading! This blog post will cover what hiking poles are used for, the different types of hiking poles, when to use hiking polesContinue reading “Are Hiking Poles Worth It? – All Things Hiking Poles”
Rocky Mountains: How and When They Formed
The Rocky Mountains are a beautiful sight to behold. They stretch for miles and miles, and offer a picturesque view of nature at its finest. But how and when did these mountains come to be? In this blog post, we will explore the history of the Rocky Mountains and find out how they were formed.Continue reading “Rocky Mountains: How and When They Formed”
Hiking: Will It Build Your Leg Muscles?
Many people will ask themselves, will hiking build leg muscle? This blog post will answer this question. Hiking does condition your lower body and will strengthen your legs, but let’s make sure hiking can do everything you are looking to accomplish. First of all, hiking is a great form of cardio exercise. Cardio is aContinue reading “Hiking: Will It Build Your Leg Muscles?”
Who Has The Right Of Way When Hiking?
When hiking on trails, it is important to know who has the right of way. Often times there are mountain bikers and off road vehicles that can be seen. If you want to stay safe when hiking the trails, then you need to know how to navigate around these types of hazards. In this blogContinue reading “Who Has The Right Of Way When Hiking?”
Staunton State Park – Pine, CO – Marmot Passage and Bulging Elk Trails
Check out Mason Creek and Staunton Ranch Trail Loop from our previous trip to Staunton State Park. Last time at Staunton we explored the north west portion of the trails. This time we went more east to get to Elk Falls Pond. This time around we had 1,574 feet of elevation gain compared to 1,030Continue reading “Staunton State Park – Pine, CO – Marmot Passage and Bulging Elk Trails”