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Easy hiking around Echo Park, Dinosaur National Monument. On the trail to the confluence. HeidiTown.com

I’ve already written about camping at Echo Park and what inspired our visit to this remote national monument in Northwest Colorado. In this post I wanted to share several of the hikes we took while camping in this beautiful spot. We didn’t do any big treks as we had our old dog, Xena, with us and dogs can’t be on the trails around Echo Park, so we had to leave

Camping at Echo Park in Dinosour National Park, HeidiTown.com

When we told friends that we were spending our wedding anniversary camping at Dinosaur National Monument in Northwest Colorado, most of them looked at us in confusion. After all, a monument is just a rock in the ground erected in memory of a person or historical event, right? Yes, but a National Monument is so much more. A National Monument is a federally protected area that is similar to a

San Luis Valley, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

I work from home and go for days wearing only yoga pants and a sweatshirt. However, when I need social interaction, I head to the tea shop or bar. Coronavirus means that those businesses have been closed and I miss them, I mean, I really, really miss them.  At times like this, my inner rebel wants to come out. Just know, if Colorado’s governor issues a 7 p.m. curfew you

Short Colorado Hike, Big Rewards The Grottos Trail. HeidiTown (7)

I do not usually review hikes on HeidiTown, but we came upon The Grottos Trail rather unexpectedly and had such a good time, I thought it deserved to be highlighted. We spent a wonderful three-nights at the Limelight Hotel in Snowmass last week and decided to head home to Colorado’s Front Range via Independence Pass. A lot of Snowmass and Aspen locals take this route in the summer. They claim

Eating Our Way through Craig, Colorado in Moffat County HeidiTown (4)

Wherever we travel, food is always a big part of the experience. Even when we’re in a non-foodie town, we make a point to find great spots to eat and we find them everywhere. Craig is located in Northwest Colorado. It is east of Dinosaur National Monument and 50 minutes west of Steamboat Springs. In this small town, cows outnumber humans and that’s the way most people like it. This

Photo by Aleta Wolf | Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Advocate Team - SWAT

High clouds and lots of sunshine guided our way from Craig to Sand Wash Basin several weeks ago. We saw more cows than cars as we drove Hwy 40 through Maybell and then turned slight north on Hwy 318. The only traffic we encountered on this road was a flock of sheep that were being moved from one pasture to another. It was apparent that they’d spent some time being

Xena out the car window HeidiTown

I debated on whether writing about the loss of our dog on HeidiTown. However, the more I thought about it the more I realized that our dog deserves a post (or 20, but I decided on one for the sake of my readers). After all, she was with us for nearly 15 years and six months which is a large era in our lives. Xena left us on August 24,

Escape the Crowds this Summer Visit a National Monument. Echo Park Campground at Dinosaur

I love our country’s national parks. In fact, I’ve visited many of them across the western United States, but the fact is, they’ve gotten crowded. Here in Colorado, I’ve watched the crowds grow substantially at places like Rocky Mountain National Park and the Great Sand Dunes. This isn’t a directive to stop visiting national parks. You should go but plan ahead. Midweek is the best time to visit and offseason

Colorado's Back Road Towns, between Lamar & La Junta, HeidiTown.com

As most of you know by now, I grew up in several small towns in the Pacific Northwest. I think this is where I get my affinity for small towns and the characters who call these places home. While cities are very entertaining and they have many stories to tell, I believe the heartbeat of our country is in our small towns. I am challenging you to resolve to travel