Blaine Basin

Blaine Basin

Looking for a more challenging hike? This one is good for your older kids, with a round trip of 6.4 miles and an altitude gain of 1400 feet.  To get to the trailhead, start heading up Dallas Divide on Highway 62 towards Telluride. Turn left at the National Forest...
Four Wheeling on San Juan County Road 14

Four Wheeling on San Juan County Road 14

Last summer we discovered a gorgeous 4WD road near Red Mountain Pass. This loop winds around on the east side of the highway and will eventually dump you back onto the highway closer to Silverton. CR 14 gives you unparalleled views from high above the treeline,...
15 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside this Summer

15 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside this Summer

By now everyone is in full swing with summer activities. I am not sure what happens between the last day of school and the first of July, but all of my grandiose idealistic plans about the perfect summer somehow come crashing down around me. I was going to be so...
Photographing Wildflowers in the San Juan Mountains

Photographing Wildflowers in the San Juan Mountains

If you are out in the mountains this summer, exploring and hiking some of the beautiful trails that the San Juans have to offer, chances are you will be dazzled by the multitude of wildflowers decorating the landscape. The San Juan mountains are home to many different...
Bluegrass for Kids

Bluegrass for Kids

It’s Bluegrass time! Whether you have tickets or not, there are lots of options for families and kids to partake in the fun. If you don’t have tickets to Bluegrass this year but you still want to check it out, don’t miss out on the free workshops...
Camping in 11 Mile Canyon

Camping in 11 Mile Canyon

A friend recently camped at 11 Mile Canyon along the South Platte River. Just outside Woodland Park, 11 mile canyon is situated along a very beautiful river with lots of granite boulders, and places for the kids to play and swim, and the fly fishing is excellent too....

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