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Hidden Adventures

For those looking off the beaten path, these secret gems are great fun, though they may not be quiet treasures for long! Outdoor Adventure Looking for a new way to explore the Estes Park area? Perhaps…

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Up the Flattop Trail

For weeks we had been searching our favorite spots for changing aspen but whole groves stayed stubbornly green. Then suddenly came the explosion of color, a stunning mosaic of gold, orange, red and…

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Sunrise at Mills Lake

Seeking a calm respite at the end of a busy Estes Park summer, my wife Lori and I hiked to Mills Lake recently. We started early, parking at the Glacier Gorge parking lot at 6:45 a.m. and hitting the…

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Take a Walk To the Birch Ruins

Feel like stretching your legs and visiting a little local Colorado history? Take a few minutes and walk to the stone ruins perched atop a 75-foot-high rock outcropping overlooking Estes Park’s…

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