Hike Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Paint Mines Interpretive Park was on my to-hike list for most of 2017, but I intentionally waited until autumn to take the kids there, knowing that there would be no shade and that it could be quite warm in the summer.  Because of this, I think it could be a great winter hike as long as you […]

Hiking Helen Hunt Falls/Silver Cascade Falls

Colorado has so many beautiful winter days that are warm enough for getting outdoors that I’m going to be publishing a few fun hikes that we’ve done recently even though I know hiking is the last thing on most people’s brains in December.  It just feels so good to get outside and be active in God’s creation […]

Hike Black Forest Section 16

When we lived “in town”, there wasn’t much I enjoyed more than going to one of the beautiful parks or open spaces in Black Forest.  Somehow the forest always makes me feel a bit like I’m on vacation in the mountains, and even though we live in the forest now, it still has a relaxing […]

Hike Pulpit Rock

Once upon a time, someone told us that the hike to Pulpit Rock in Austin Bluffs Open Space would be easier for kids when entering from the east side, parking in the University Village neighborhood, so we packed up the family (then two toddlers and a baby, as I recall) and set off on a […]

Hike to Devil’s Head Fire Lookout Tower

Here’s a hike that rewards you with amazing 360º views – a little way north of Colorado Springs, up Rampart Range Road, is Devil’s Head Lookout Tower. It was built by the National Forest Service to spot wildfires, and is one of the few fire lookout towers still in use today. The trail to the […]

Hike St. Peter’s Dome

A recent camping trip took us in search of a family-friendly hike in the vicinity of Gold Camp Road The sign at the trailhead for St. Peter’s Dome indicates it’s a 0.7 mile hike. The first part of the trail is relatively flat, and then it begins climbing and the switchbacks begin. As you near […]