CAROLINA BEACH

SURPRISE DATA Surprise Name/No.: Carolina Beach Weather Conditions: Cloudy with heavy storms off the coast Elevation: 2.95ft Visit Time: September 2015 Nearest City Marker: Carolina Beach, North Carolina SURPRISE DESCRIPTION Surprise! Today I invite you to enjoy the beach – in the fall! Carolina Beach is a pretty quiet place during this time of year,…

PINE VALLEY BUCK GULCH LOOP

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Buck Gulch Loop (Pine Valley Ranch Open Space) Starting Temp: 75 Ending Temp: 90 Weather Conditions: Cloudy with thunderstorms near Mileage: approx. 7.6 mile loop Elevation Gain: 1586ft Peak: 7565ft Visit Time: August 2017 Nearest City Marker: Pine Junction, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION This loop hike begins at the Pine Valley Ranch…

SPRUCE MOUNTAIN OPEN SPACE

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Spruce Mountain Open Space Trail Starting Temp: 75 Ending Temp: 80 Weather Conditions: Sunny Mileage: approx. 7.3 mile loop Elevation Gain: 1092ft Peak: 7388ft Visit Time: July 2017 Nearest City Marker: Larkspur, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION This Open Space lies just off I-25 in the front range that offers a nice hike on a smaller mountain named Spruce Mountain. The trail…

BARTLETT GULCH WITH LILY PAD LAKE

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Bartlett Gulch with Lily Pad Lake Starting Temp: 71 Ending Temp: 77 Weather Conditions: Sunny Mileage: approx. 6.5 mile out and back Elevation Gain: 1483ft Peak: 10368ft Visit Time: June 2017 Nearest City Marker: Twin Lakes, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION Utilizing the Colorado Trail and one of the many extension trails to…

STAUNTON RANCH AND MASON CREEK

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Staunton Ranch and Mason Creek Starting Temp: 53 Ending Temp: 75 Weather Conditions: Sunny Mileage: approx. 6.62 mile loop Elevation Gain: 1154ft Peak: 9367ft Visit Time: May 2017 Nearest City Marker: Conifer, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION Staunton State Park is Colorado’s newest gem, offering a wide network of trails that keep expanding…

MESA RIM LOOP

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: MESA RIM LOOP – HIDDEN MESA OPEN SPACE Starting Temp: 72 Ending Temp: 72 Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny Mileage: approx. 2.81 mile loop Elevation Gain: 421ft Peak: 6503 ft Visit Time: April 2015 Nearest City Marker: Castle Rock, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION Mesa Rim Loop is a part of the Hidden Mesa…

HORSETAIL AND PONYTAIL FALLS

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Horsetail and Ponytail Falls Starting Temp: NR Ending Temp: NR Weather Conditions: Sunny Mileage: approx. 2.5 mile loop Elevation Gain: 440ft Peak: NR Visit Time: September 2016 Nearest City Marker: Gresham, Oregon TRAIL DESCRIPTION Conveniently located off of highway 84, this loops is a great way to take in some vistas and waterfalls all…

SPRUCE CREEK / WHEELER TRAIL

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Spruce Creek Trail / Wheeler Trail Starting Temp: 47 Ending Temp: 53 Weather Conditions: Partly Cloudy (snowpacked trail) Mileage: approx. 4.1 mile loop Elevation Gain: 976ft Peak: 10814ft Visit Time: June 2017 Nearest City Marker: Blue River, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION From Spruce Creek Road in Blue River, CO (close to Breckenridge), there are…

GARDEN OF THE GODS

SURPRISE DATA Surprise Name/No.: Garden of the Gods Weather Conditions: Sunny Mileage: Make it your own! Peak: 6400ft Visit Time: August 2011 Nearest City Marker: Manitou Springs, CO SURPRISE DESCRIPTION Surprise! Garden of the Gods is truly a garden meant for a god. With soaring rock formations through out the park, including ship rock, balanced…

LAKE BLANCHE

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Lake Blanche Starting Temp: NR Ending Temp: NR Weather Conditions: Sunny Mileage: approx. 6.9 miles out and back Elevation Gain:2746ft Peak: 8900ft Visit Time: June 2013 Nearest City Marker: Cottonwood Heights, Utah TRAIL DESCRIPTION This is one of Utah’s many wonderful hikes just southwest of Salt Lake City, UT. The trail…

DAWSON’S BUTTE OPEN SPACE

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Dawson’s Butte Open Space Starting Temp: 64 Ending Temp: 64 Weather Conditions: Cloudy, occasional mists of rain Mileage: approx. 4.9mile loop Elevation Gain:524ft Peak: 6747ft Visit Time: May 2014 Nearest City Marker: Castle Rock, CO TRAIL DESCRIPTION Just outside of Castle Rock, CO, the Dawson’s Butte Open Space offers a fantastic…

CASTLEWOOD CANYON STATE PARK (Loop One)

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Dam/Lake Gulch/Inner Canyon Trails (Castlewood Canyon State Park) Starting Temp: 55 Ending Temp: 65 Weather Conditions: Partly Sunny Mileage: approx. 4.23mile loop Elevation Gain: 1269ft Peak: 6487ft Visit Time: November 2016 Nearest City Marker: Franktown, CO TRAIL DESCRIPTION Castlewood Canyon State Park offers a wide variety of trail systems that hike…