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Utah, USA
Just North of Moab, UT Arches National Park is a gem with over 2000 natural stone arches. The most popular hike is the three mile trail to Delicate Arch. It’s a fairly straight forward hike and it is uphill most of the way to the arch, but...
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Quandary Peak, Colorado 80424, USA
Climbing 14,000-foot mountains is a kind of unofficial state pastime for hikers in Colorado, with completists sometimes spending years to bag all 53. A good place for newcomers to start their quest is Quandary Peak, a relatively gentle mountain...
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137 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
This is a great photo by Robin Johnson of a family at the 2012 Oktoberfest in Breckenridge, Colo. The party is the largest in the Rocky Mountains, so it helps to have a little local's knowledge -- 1. Friday and Sunday tend to be a bit quieter, so...
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Utah, USA
This national park is centered along the spine plateau above Bryce Canyon, which drops to the east from the main park road. Along the road are numerous pull-offs for enjoying views down into the canyon, with its miles and miles of awe-inspiring...
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Utah, USA
Windows Arch in Arches National Park.
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Moab, UT 84532, USA
I was in Moab Utah, hiking Arches National Park in July. The desert landscape was foreign to me; the heat was not. After a particularly grueling 4 hour hike, I recall letting my mind wander to desserts as I trudged along through the sand and rock....
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59 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA
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Loved this little cafe as we passed through Moab- the food was incredibly fresh. I'm not typically a breakfast burrito kinda gal but this one was absolutely delicious. Nice strong coffee and sweet local ambiance. Worth a drop in for sure!
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Utah, USA
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. This is one seriously tough and gorgeous full day on a bicycle in Arches National Park. Here's a quick hit on the route. I'd suggest trying to make this happen on a weekday to avoid the presence of the...
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Vail, CO 81657, USA
I believe these are Papaver orientale (Oriental poppy) which don't produce any opiate derivates. Like most of the other varieties of harmless poppies, Oriental poppy is cultivated worldwide just for ornamental reasons. In other words, they're...
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Vail, CO 81657, USA
Vail, Colorado is fun in the winter, no doubt. But the summer in Vail is very underrated. I have hiked in Vail many times during the summer months and among the many wild flowers are the biggest poppies I've ever seen.
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Edwards, CO, CO, USA
Terrific view at the close of a memorable day, atop Vail for dinner at Bistro 14. Taking in the Sawatch Range, looking south just before sunset.
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St. George, UT, USA
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. TerraVelo Tours combines bicycling with glamping on weeklong trips in some of America’s most spectacular national parks. The original trip—“Arches, Canyons and Hoodoos”—is a journey through southern Utah,...