Our Travel Journal

Climbing Mountains in Colorado

  • Hiking around Pikes Peak
    Colorado

    Our current home base is Colorado and being so we are trying to enjoy as much local scenery as possible. A hike nearby in places like Red Rocks park offer a great view of the Pikes Peak batholith with an …

    Colorado

    While visiting southwest Colorado we made it to another national park. This one has both geologic and archeological history.  We only had a brief visit to observe the geologic features. It is a neat park, but fairly small so you …

    Camping near Buena Vista
    Colorado

    Camping in Colorado is great. Camping high up offer spectacular mountain views.  Near Buena Vista there are several forest service roads to camp on. These vary from “bumpy but do-able in a car” to “you might wanna just have 4wd,” …

    Staring into the Black Canyon
    Colorado

     On this trip we stopped at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison Nationa Park in Colorado. I like seeing it just as much as the Grand Canyon even though it’s not as big. It’s still very deep and much more …

    Exploring the West in a Week
    Colorado

    Only have a week for a trip but want it to be epic? Here is a suggested travel itinerary based on a trip we took. It is one of the most scenic jam-packed trips you could take in the U.S. …