Crested Butte really does have the most beautiful aspen groves! We are headed there next weekend for a wedding and I can’t wait to go hiking and eat our favorite pizza.
Length of Trip: 2 days +
Trail: Missouri Lakes Trail
Length: 7 Miles RT
Elevation Gain: 1,000+
Where: Holy Cross Wilderness
Directions: Denver to the Missouri Lakes Trailhead
I came across Crater Lake in The Outbound App one day and just knew I had to go there. The photos were absolutely stunning. We did our research and decided this would be a great first backpacking trip.
Length of Trip: 2 days +
Trail: Monarch Lake Trail to Cascade Trail to Mirror Lake to Crater Lake
Length: 14.8 RT
Elevation Gain: 2,100+
Where: Indian Peaks National Wilderness
Directions: Denver to the Monarch Trailhead
Trail: Shrine Ridge Trail
Elevation Gain: 961 Feet
Highest Point: 11,873′ High
Where: White River National Forrest, oustide Vail
Closest Town: Vail
Directions: I-70 West to Vail exit 190 Shrine Pass Road
Last Summer, we were on the hunt for a hike with big views and wildflowers but was also easy enough for Clay’s entire family to do. Shriner Ridge hit the mark. This beautiful hike outside of Vail is a steady incline till you reach the top of shine pass giving you incredible 360 views and a stunning view of the Mount Holy Cross.
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Destination: Mt. Sherman – 14er
About: Located just outside Fairplay Colorado this easy 14er is perfect for your first one
Route: i-285 South West to Fairplay then right on 4 Mile Creek Road
Distance: 240 Miles
Time: 2 hours
Trip Length: Overnight
Season: Summer to Fall
Bagging another 14er has been on my bucket list for a while. My first one was Quandary Peak back in 2012 and it was HARD. So this time around I wanted something a little easier…
Y’all know how much I LOVE Patagonia. They seriously make the best quality products, almost all of my outdoor gear is exclusively Patagonia. Now that ski season is here and the snow is falling it’s only appropriate to team up with some fellow Colorado Instagramers to giveaway a $250 Patagonia gift card!
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Fall means those beautiful Aspen trees are about to change into most gorgeous shades of orange, yellow and red. When the wind blows and the gold Aspen leaves flutter, it’s seriously one of the most beautiful sites in the entire world! I have put together a quick guide of my favorite spots to see fall foliage and how to find the most Instagram worthy spots in Colorado.
Late last summer, Breckenridge Mountain opened EpicDiscovery a collection of adrenaline filled activities at the base of Peak 8. This summer, Breckenridge invited me to come up for a weekend and try out all the activities! I was stoked, to say the least.
We stayed at the One Ski Hill Place, a Rock Resort at the base of Peak 8, the center of activity not only in the summer but also in the winter. One Ski Hill place is s comprised of 88 studio to four bedroom owned units. We stayed in a huge one-bedroom two-bath unit that would be perfect for groups or a small family.