Glacier, ice cold lake, sunny skies, and people lounging in hammocks. Its like a Colorado beach scene. Some people even jump in the water (although they are shrieking uncomfortably like wild babboons). Others play with their dogs, picnic, listen to reggae and dance around, or simply sit and enjoy the sun and beautiful alpine environment.
It’s only a quick drive from down town Denver to this Evergreen, Colorado park that offers 17.1 trail miles to hike, bike, or ride. Its got meadows, forested areas,variable terrain, and great views. It is a very popular park and you may have to park on the road, but you’ll likely only run into a handful of people.
Located in the heart of the Mojave desert. Two hours from the Los Angeles area just outside of Palm Springs, three hours from both Phoenix and Las Vegas, it’s still a world away. Those spikey, alien looking trees that pop up on terrain paints something that looks closer to a Martian landscape painted by Frank Frazetta than anything you’ve seen on Earth. Being so close to millions of people makes this a pretty popular park. Deserts are lands of temperatureRead More→
For those of us that need the outdoors just as much as we need water to drink, heading to the mountains, national parks, or just the countryside can cause a time crunch when you’re trying to balance out the rest of your life (ugh, work). Why not go exploring inside your city?