Tag : State Park

Superstition Mountains Arizona

We decided to take off and head to the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix for some hiking. It was early November and the weather in the Phoenix area had started to cool down so we thought it might be a great time to be out there before the holidays set in.   We usually like driving the back roads to …

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Trinidad Lake State Park Colorado

  We took the short drive from Cheyenne Mountain State Park to Trinidad Lake State Park passing through Pueblo with no traffic, great weather, and a lovely drive.   And on to Trinidad which sits in the southern part of Colorado right off I-25 in the Purgatoire River Valley at about 6,000 ft.  It is only about 13 miles north …

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park Colorado

It’s summertime in Colorado and the Rockies are battling several forest fires. As we make our way through Denver we can barely see downtown and there are Ozone alerts and warnings to exercise indoors. Yes, we had ashes on our RV and car when we departed Estes Park a few days ago and the smoke only seemed to get worse …

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Curt Gowdy State Park Wyoming

We departed Glendo State Park and headed south on I-25 past Chugwater and Cheyenne and on west to Curt Gowy State Park.   Curt Gowdy State Park sits about 25 miles west of Cheyenne and 25 miles east of Laramie.  It is named after sportscaster Curt Gowdy who hosted the long running TV show called “The American Sportsman” on ABC …

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Glendo State Park Wyoming

We had a short drive from Buffalo to Glendo and as usual it was a hot beautiful summer day with lots of antelope and cattle in the fields to entertain us during the drive. It wasn’t long before we saw the sign to exit to Glendo.   Glendo, Wyoming is a small town of about 200 people and sits close …

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Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park Montana

Today we departed the Missoula area bound for Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park in central Montana. It was a lovely drive passing through Butte and on to Cardwell where we exited and drove along the Jefferson River to the park.   Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park has 2 visitor centers (one at the entrance and the other a …

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Farragut State Park Athol Idaho

We departed Winchester and headed north along Highway 95 and made the climb up Lewiston Hill (4 miles north of Lewiston – 7% grade) which provided great views back to Lewiston and Clarkston along the Idaho/Washington border. We proceeded on to Moscow and Plummer and on to Coeur d’Alene.   Farragut State Park is about 30 minutes or so north …

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Winchester Idaho

It’s a few hours drive from McCall, Idaho to Winchester, Idaho heading north on Highway 95. It is a beautiful drive and one we have taken countless times. Of course, it is much nicer in the summer than in the winter where there is ice and snow!! (wink, wink…). This year it was a beautiful summer day as we paralleled …

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Ponderosa State Park McCall Idaho

The drive from Lake Cascade Sugarloaf Campground to Ponderosa State Park in McCall is about 30 minutes. We passed through Donnelley which is the “Crossroads to Recreation” (per the sign). Donnelley sits on the northern end of Lake Cascade close to the Tamarack ski resort and close to McCall for all your recreational needs.   It wasn’t long and we …

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Lake Cascade State Park Idaho Crown Point Trail

We left Three Island Crossing and headed up through Boise. We have been through this area many times (especially since we lived in Idaho) and we think Boise is a terrific city. We didn’t stop this time but kept on driving.   We passed through Eagle, Idaho, a suburb of Boise, through Eagle River and on north.   We turned …

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