hiking mondays: roxborough state park (in instagram)

Roxborough State Park is about 45 minutes away from our home in Denver, Colorado. This wide-open space has spectacular rock formations and magnificent topography-- the result of the eastern plains meeting the Rocky Mountains. 
Every time we visit the park we start off with a picnic, then we spend a few hours hiking. After about an hour or so, Theodore usually falls asleep. He puts down his "hiking bucket" (a giant plastic pumpkin leftover from Halloween), requests to be held ("hold you" instead of "hold me") and then drifts off for a bit. While Theo is resting, Otis keeps his eyes on the path. He likes to make sure no one steps on rattlesnakes, which we have yet to encounter, but it's always good to have a look-out man! 
So far we've walked the South Rim Trail (we go about 1 mile before turning around) and the Fountain Valley Trail (a 2.2 mile loop). Both of the hikes are gorgeous
With its wildlife, beautiful environment and unique habitat, we thought Roxborough State Park was the perfect place to spend Earth Day weekend. 
Happy Earth Day, 2013...

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