This past weekend I was able to get out & enjoy some sunshine mixed with breathtaking views of the fall foliage. I chose to hike two different trails, the Colorado Boy & Belfast. Both hikes are about 1 mile round trip with 300-400 ft elevation gain only. These hikes are ideal for enjoying the fall foliage or just to cruise.
I really enjoyed Colorado Boy for its amazing views and historical features. The Colorado Boy hike is about 1 mile round trip with 300-400 ft elevation gain only. It is a hike on part of our nordic ski track & brings you to neat ruins overlooking the aspens. You climb thru pines, over an old bridge & stream. Take a break at the Colorado Boy Shaft House, a San Juan Historical Artifact dating back to the 1800′s. It has been recently preserved and protected for the enjoyment of future generations.
If you drive up to Ironton, this is a good stretch for your legs. I rate this hike easy and scenic, fun for the whole family!
Belfast Trail is a hike through the burning yellow aspens. It brings you to a view on the other side of the road. For those interested in a flatter walk, from Belfast you can walk to Crystal Lake about 1.1 miles away.
Hiking is one of the things I live to do. I created this Live To Hike image, and it’s available on my site in full color for print on shirts and mugs, or can be embroidered on a hat. We also offer it laser etched on fleece apparel.
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