We love hiking — getting outside, going farther than you probably should before you turn around, burning calories — but the meals you eat afterward are the best because they’re so guilt-free.
This is what we discussed after our hike at Lair o’ the Bear with Beana while eating cookies and brownies.
The trail at Lair o’ the Bear wasn’t overly strenuous but it was pretty. From what Beana told us it can get fairly crowded, but we only passed one person on our tromp through the woods.
We saw no lairs nor bears.
After about an hour at Lair o’ the Bear, we’d completed one of the loop trails and decided to move on to Red Rocks because we had not had enough hiking.
So… this hike was an ass-kicker. Not only did the altitude steal every breath from us but the trail has a 16% grade incline.
We went into the Red Rock Amphitheater Hall of Fame downstairs from the parking lot (yep, more stairs).
We made it! I’d definitely recommend hiking around Red Rocks — they’re tough hikes but well worth the views and make you feel like a bad ass when you’re done (though not as bad ass as all of the mountain bikers we saw riding around).
Today’s Steps: 12,000+