Besides their sheer height, there's something that feels very grand and epic about the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Maybe it's the fact that so much of their landscape is untouched from human technology or that the wildlife that reside there are indigenous to the mountains, but when climbing through the environment's alpine brush I can't help but think to myself...this is America.
On a recent girls weekend adventure we got out into the great outdoors and covered a lot of trails surrounding the Denver Area. The Flatirons in Boulder, The Rockies in Breckenridge, and of course The Rocky Mountain National park were a dreamland of nature for me. I was so appreciative to be able to see this beautifully preserved part of the country at a time when everything seemed to be in full bloom. The summer heat of August brought beavers out to sunbath, wildflowers to peak out from behind rocks, and crystal clear turquoise glacial lakes to form. Having visited Colorado many times but never in the summer, it was very interesting to see the environment in a new light. I highly suggest traveling to the Denver area in the summer when you can truly get the full american experience of pitching tents, building campires, and hiking through the red rock terrain.