hiking

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

A Visit to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, sun rays. HeidiTown.com

A lot of my readers live here in Colorado and many of you have probably visited Garden of the Gods, but how long has it been since you’ve stepped into this iconic Colorado Springs park? For me, it had been more than 15 years and we were long overdue for a return trip. Thankfully, on our last visit to Colorado Springs, we stayed at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort and this

The perfect day in Grand Lake. lake reflections HeidiTown.com

Ryan and I woke to sunlight flooding in our condo’s bedroom window. Outside, Grand Lake, Colorado’s largest and deepest natural lake, was so still it appeared that I could walk across the glassy surface. Our search for breakfast didn’t take us far. Blue Water Bakery is mere steps away from Eagles Spirit Condo. We ate eggs and toast at a patio table with lake views while hummingbirds buzzed around us,

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

sled dogs winter park

This week’s radio segment is a little embarrassing. My voice is so husky that I sound like my other job might be at one of those late night phone chat establishments. The truth is that last week I was knocked on my butt with a terrible head cold/flu thing that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Anyway, I’m just about back to normal, whatever normal is, and you should

First 14er Mt. Democrat

This Thursday is Thanksgiving,  so of course, on this week’s radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM, I’m sharing with listeners the things I’m most thankful for, and of course, I’ve added a Colorado twist. I’m also sharing with my radio listeners some of the exciting changes that are happening around HeidiTown, and that includes more emphasis on Colorado travel. Listen to the show HERE. Happy Thanksgiving, citizens!    

sunflowers in the sun

Between freelance writing and blogging I bounce between fun topics like Colorado travel, and not so fun topics like cancer. Sometimes I get severe writer’s block, and this week I found my writing brain seriously obstructed. So I opted to write a top 5 list and share the reasons I love Colorado – this blog post nearly wrote itself. Please feel free to comment & let me know why YOU

South Park is a real place, find out more...

It’s true that kids run and play in South Park, and the occasional burro can be seen trotting through town. It is also true that South Park is located in the Colorado Rockies. However, it’s probably not the town that that’s popped into to your mind. Find out more about the real South Park City in my new post by clicking here.

The Mayor goes snowshoeing

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy the outdoors and wildlife. I checked a couple Northern Colorado newspaper calendars to gather this information and you can check your local newspaper for winter walks and hikes in your area. From birding walks to snowshoeing, these Northern Colorado events will educated you and provide exercise too! Loveland, CO – Wintertime Wildlife Hike Devil’s Backbone Nature Trail FREE