Category Archives: Hikes

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Almost everywhere we went in the San Luis Valley, we could see the huge sand dunes piled up against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. From a distance, they were dwarfed by the mountains. They got impressively larger as we drove … Continue reading

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Mount Evans

Every year, Young Chase organizes a hike up one of Colorado’s 14ers (the name for the 54 peaks in the state over 14,000 feet high). This year the plan was to climb Quandary Peak, but a forest fire near Breckenridge … Continue reading

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Eagle Peak

Eagle Peak is one of the more notable mountains along the Rampart Range west of Colorado Springs. It rises like a pyramid behind the Air Force Academy, with a bare rock face that stands out among the other tree-covered mountains. … Continue reading

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Sally and I visited on Memorial Day morning to find the Grace’s Warbler that’s been seen there lately (next post). We only hiked a mile and a half of the more than 20 miles of trails, so we just scratched … Continue reading

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