A little bit of Colorado, lots of hiking

It’s been a couple of months since our last travels. John is getting ready to start school in September, so when my sister Jessy asked if we wanted to join her on a trip to Colorado, we jumped on it. One last hurrah!

There’s not much you have to say about Colorado, pictures are enough, so here goes:

A small trail next to Sabrina’s house

Going hiking!
Sabrina, as we set out on the trail near her house


A wooden chair
A little old chair <3
Flowers near the trail
Lots of flowers in August
Buddha statue surrounded by trees
A little zen in the forest
Panorama of Diamond Lake
Panorama of Diamond Lake
Jessy taking a picture with her cell phone on a hike
Jessy, taking a picture of Mandy on a short hike just steps away from Sabrina’s house

Red Rocks Amphitheater (Visit Red Rocks)

We visited Red Rocks twice during this trip, once for a Walk the Moon concert and again for Yoga on the Rocks. Looking up from a concert or while in a warrior pose to see that breathtaking view was amazing.

Red Rocks concert
Watching the sun set before the concert starts
Yoga on the Rocks
After Yoga on the Rocks
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Driving away from Red Rocks

4th of July Trail up to Diamond Lake (Trail information / Directions)

This Colorado hike is absolutely beautiful. It was a little rough for some of us Floridians, as we still weren’t used to the altitude, but totally worth it. It took us about 5 hours round trip, we saw 3 or 4 waterfalls and the top of the trail takes you to Diamond Lake near the top of the mountains.

Sabrina hiking
Sabrina on the 4th of July Trail
Walking on a trail
A little mud never hurt anyone
Group of hikers on the trail
One of many waterfalls on the trail
Pointing out another waterfall
Jessy on some rocks by a waterfall
Oh, what’s that? Another waterfall?
Strong woman near a waterfall
Jessy, triumphing over the rocks!
Hikers near a waterfall
John and Paul getting adventurous
Hikers on the 4th of July Trail
More trail shots!
Diamond Lake hikers
Having some lunch by Diamond Lake – we made it to the top!
Diamond Lake
Jessy, taking pictures of the lake
Hikers at Diamond Lake
Our group, happy to have made it to the top!
4th of July Trail view of the mountains
One of the many gorgeous views on the way up (or down)
Rushing waters
Rushing waters

Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Park
A little shot of Estes Park – we didn’t take many pictures while we were here, just did a lot of shopping and walking

Colorado is beautiful in August and the weather is amazing, especially in the mountains where it gets a bit cooler  (a wonderful contrast to Orlando).  We highly recommend the 4th of July trail and, of course, a visit to Red Rocks Amphitheater for the sunrise or sunset!

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