Archive for the 2014 Hike Category


Pulpit Rock February 2017

It has been a few years since I last hiked the trails at Pulpit Rock. There was absolutely no signage indicating where to turn off of Nevada Avenue or where the trail head actually is located. And the entrance for the parking lot is quite different looking. But we did find it after a couple […]

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Spirit Renewed on a 2015 Christmas Hike

Some how I have gotten away from posting my hikes here. Talk about them on Facebook, but need to keep this site more up to date. I have taken many hikes since my last post. Also considering putting them into a book format . . . On this Christmas day, I needed a “spirit renewing […]

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On the Bevers Trailhead in July 2015

¬† Had planned on taking a hike in Red Rocks, but called my hiking friend and suggested a different trail. This trail is part of the Intermann Trail and starts up in Crystal Hills. She agreed and we were both so very happy we made this change of plans. So many flowers and great views […]

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Hiking Fountain Valley for the Third Time

On the last day of May, I went for another Stroll in Fountain Valley Park. It was a bit different from the other hikes. It started with a sighting of this very relaxed bunny by the Visitor Center. On the pond behind the Visitor Center there were three turtles sharing a log. In the big […]

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Short Walks By a Pond in Colorado Springs

There was a beautiful Heron that I came upon a few months ago at a pond in Monument Valley Park behind the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. These photos seemed to have a very Japanese quality to it, ad did a few others I took that day. So I have stopped there many a time […]

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Siamese Twin Trail in the Garden of the Gods

When we found ourselves back at the Spring Canyon Parking lot, we still wanted to spend more time hiking. So we headed up the Siamese Twin trail in the Garden of the Gods. I usually hike up from the Northern part of the trail, but since we were at the Southern end, we just started […]

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New Favorite Hike in the Garden of the Gods

Last week I had planned on doing a hike heading to the Hot Springs with my hiking friend, but time didn’t allow this. Plus I also am having some trouble with my left knee. And neither of us really felt like taking a long hike. So my hiking friend and I decided to explore a […]

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Signs of Spring in Ute Valley Park

There were many signs of Spring along the trails in Ute Valley Park. Some more noticeable than others. There were many of these purple flowers and the prickly pear cactus were greening up along some sections of the trail. Ah, cactus are every where we hike. Gotta be careful when stepping off the trail to […]

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Incredibly Interesting Rocks and Views at Ute Valley Park

I love interesting rocks almost as much as I love driftwood to take photographs of and find faces and creatures within them. This trail had many more interesting rocks¬† and rock formations than driftwood. Not sure why, but it did. There were just a few interesting tree stumps with green accents on this trail in […]

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Ute Valley Park is an Urban Trail in Colorado Springs

Although Ute Valley Park is surrounded by homes, most of the trail seems as if you are deep in the wilderness. The most spectacular landmark is a hogback ridge, but it also has many sandstone cliffs and mesas and plus some flat and wooded areas. So hiking in this park has many rich experiences of […]

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