Daytrips

10 ‘Must See’ Places in Colorado Springs

10 ‘Must See’ Places in Colorado Springs

Whether you’re a local looking for a “staycation” or Colorado is on your bucket list, Colorado Springs, just 90 minutes south of Denver, is brimming with incredible experiences that you can’t miss!  Depending on the time of year, here are some of our family’s favorites. Need […]

Tailgating & Skiing at A-Basin

Tailgating & Skiing at A-Basin

Ever think about tailgating with your family while skiing?  The best place to do this is The Beach at Arapahoe Basin.  It’s perfect – especially if you have young and/or inexperienced skiers with you.  Here’s what your day will look like if you decide to try out this […]

Best Pumpkin Patches in Boulder County

Best Pumpkin Patches in Boulder County

Are you looking for the perfect setting to take a fall photo with your kiddos?  Maybe you kids want to pet a goat or see an antique tractor? Want to teach your kids how to make a pumpkin pie from an actual pumpkin instead of can?  Do […]

Fall Hike Close to Denver

Fall Hike Close to Denver

Colorado is famous for it’s beautiful aspen trees. When they turn gold in the fall it’s breathtaking.  One of the things us locals love to do is take a hike to enjoy the golden leaves and cool mountain air. This weekend my family took an afternoon hike up to […]

Flagstaff Mountain Hike – Boulder

Flagstaff Mountain Hike – Boulder

Looking for an easy hike for the entire family close to the city?  Head to Flagstaff Mountain on the western edge Boulder.  It tends to be crowded due to it’s proximity to the Flatirons, the iconic mountains the Boulder is famous for.  Keep driving past […]

A Perfect Afternoon In The Mountains – Mt. Evans

A Perfect Afternoon In The Mountains – Mt. Evans

Only in town for a day? Want the ultimate Colorado afternoon in the mountains?  Head up to Mt. Evans, which is between Idaho Springs and Evergreen and only 38 miles from Denver. The last 15 miles will take the longest because it will be a series of switchbacks […]

Nederland – Moose, Mining and Mud (Lake)

Nederland – Moose, Mining and Mud (Lake)

Nederland, CO was a surprise on an afternoon of exploring this fall. Moose and a mining museum were more than we expected when we left for a hike!  Ned (as the locals affectionately call it) is a little mountain town nestled on a beautiful lake […]

Colorado Train Museum

Colorado Train Museum

Our family had a fantastic day discovering the state’s rich railroad history at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. A great time to go is when they are doing their “Day Out With Thomas.”  It was magical from the moment we heard the whistle echo through the air of […]

Hiking the Boulder Flatirons

Hiking the Boulder Flatirons

When you think of Boulder, Colorado you think of hiking the Flatirons.  These are the sharp rocks sticking out of the foothills overlooking town.  The quintessential hike to take in Boulder is at Chautauqua Park – which is not your everyday city park! Just because it’s a bit […]

Favorite Places in Estes Park

Favorite Places in Estes Park

Estes Park, the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, is only 36 miles from Boulder.  If you are planning  a trip to Colorado make sure that Estes Park is on your list! Let me share some of my family’s favorite things about our backyard mountain […]

Steamboat in Summer

Steamboat in Summer

Steamboat Springs is one of our family’s favorite places to visit in the summer. The best way to get there from the Front Range is via I-70 and heading north over Berthoud Pass to Winter Park.  It’s a ski town, but also has a wonderful Old West feel. Our family was in […]

Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park

Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park

Have you ever thought about making a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park?  Interested in driving the iconic “Trail Ridge Road?”  You should definitely check it out!  Here are some photos starting from the western edge of the park, in Grand Lake and over to […]