Eric SchuetteExplorer

I love adventure and exploring. Currently a school psychologist who tries to spend my free-time hiking, climbing, fishing, and celebrating with a good beer in Colorado. On Instagram @ericschuettephotography Cheers!!!

Climb and Hike in the Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs, Colorado

If you are new to the area a stop by the visitor center can helpful to get a map of the trails and roads in the area as well as obtaining a climbing permit (one is needed to climb and is free).

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Hike to King Lake

Nederland, Colorado

The normal route from the east side is via the Hessie trailhead outside Nederland Colorado. From the west it is most often accessed via the short trail from Rollins pass, which is open in the summer.

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Backpack to Mirror and Crater Lakes

Granby, Colorado

Start at the Monarch Lake trailhead (where there is a $5 parking fee unless you have one of the national lands passes) and follow the cascade creek trail around the north side of the lake.

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Explore the Maroon Bells & Snowmass Wilderness

Aspen, Colorado

The beautiful and iconic Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness is home to some of the most amazing scenery and adventures to be had in all of Colorado.

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Catch the Sunrise on Sugarloaf

Boulder, Colorado

To get there from downtown Boulder, head west on CO 119 and almost 4.5 miles after you have left Boulder, turn right onto Sugarloaf Road.

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Hike to False Kiva

Moab, Utah

False Kiva is an off the beaten path destination located in the “Island in the Sky” district of Canyonlands National Park, a bit outside of Moab, Utah.

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Hiking to Heart and Rogers Peak Lakes

Nederland, Colorado

The hike begins at the East Portal Trailhead outside Rollinsville. Start hiking along the South Boulder trail to the right (north) of the very obvious Moffat Rail tunnel.

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Hike to Upper Ice Lake

Durango, Colorado

From the Ice Lakes trailhead begin hiking through a meadow that quickly enters the forest and begins to climb. The trail will climb ~1,600 feet in the next two miles.

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Hike to Crater Lake

Aspen, Colorado

The crater lake trail begins at Maroon Lake and quickly breaks off from the scenic trail at .3 miles. Be sure to follow the signs to crater lake, which will be heading higher into the valley.

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Hike Lumpy Ridge to Gem Lake

Estes Park, Colorado

Begin by parking at the Lumpy Ridge trailhead, which is a couple miles outside of Estes Park on McGregor Avenue.

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HIke to Mills Lake

Larimer County, Colorado

Start hiking at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead down the bear lake road in rocky mountain national park. The trailhead is very popular so it can be difficult to find a parking place at times.

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Camp at Guanella Pass

Idaho Springs, Colorado

This is a beautiful campground that serves as a great basecamp for many different outdoor activities in the Front Range.

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Hike to Upper Diamond Lake

Nederland, Colorado

The trail begins at the 4th of July trailhead, which is located near the Eldora ski area and can be crowded during the summer and weekends.

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Hike to Colorado's Isabelle Glacier

Ward, Colorado

Getting There The trailhead can be reached from Boulder by driving west through Boulder Canyon on Highway 42 to Nederland, then going north on the Peak-to-Peak Highway 72 to the town of Ward.

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Camping at Brainard Lake

Nederland, Colorado

Pawnee Campground has 47 sites for suited for tents, RVs, or trailers with eight that are walk in and tent only.

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Relax at Penny Hot Springs

Carbondale, Colorado

This 20-foot pool is surrounded by beautiful peaks, and is only a short distance from the parking area. Keep in mind this spot is popular on the weekends.

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Snowshoe the Mayflower Gulch

Frisco, Colorado

To begin, park in the large parking lot (it is usually plowed all winter except right after a large storm).

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Hike to Lake Helene and Two Rivers Lake

Estes Park, Colorado

Begin the hike by following the Bear Lake trail and after ~.45 miles take the trail to the right towards Odessa Lake and Flattop Mountain.

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Winter Hike Flattop Mountain

Estes Park, Colorado

To catch the sunrise, begin at the Bear Lake trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. From the trailhead, veer right around bear lake and continue along the Odessa Lake/Flattop Mountain trail.

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Capture the Sunset on the Yellowstone River

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Yellowstone river is considered one of the most scenic and beautiful in all of the United States.

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Visit Treasure Falls

Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Treasure Falls is reached via short .4 mile walk from the parking lot on highway 160 about 15 miles outside Pagosa Springs (which is home to the worlds deepest hot springs).

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Catch a Sunrise from Pa Ka'oao (White Hill) on Haleakala

Kula, Hawaii

Haleakala means "House of the rising sun" and is a wonderful description of the mountain. Haleakala is a large dormant volcano that makes up ~75% of the island of Maui.

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Sunrise Hike to the Peacock Pool

Estes Park, Colorado

The peacock pool is a cool little tarn below the outlet to Chasm Lake. Please note that this adventure is best done in the winter/spring when snow is present to prevent erosion in the sensitive area.

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Hike to Arapaho Pass and Lake Dorothy

Nederland, Colorado

Begin by parking at the 4th of July trailhead. This can be reached by conituing past the Eldora ski area and up a rough but passable (for all vehicles) gravel road to the trailhead.

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Hike to Lake Haiyaha

Estes Park, Colorado

Begin the hike at the Bear Lake trailhead, this will be the same for any season you chose to hike to the lake. From the Bear Lake trailhead follow the Dream Lake trail for ~1.

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Hike to Black Lake

Estes Park, Colorado

The Black lake hike begins at the very popular Glacier Gorge trailhead along Bear Lake road in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Hike Shoshoni Peak

Ward, Colorado

Starting at the Long Lake trailhead, follow the trail along the north side of the lake. Near the end of Long Lake, take the trail to Lake Isabelle and Pawnee Pass trail to the right.

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Hike to Spirit Lake

Allenspark, Colorado

One can reach spirit lake as a day hike, however it is most often visited as part of backpacking trip. Either way the route is the same and it starts at the East Inlet trail.

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Hike the Joyner Ridge Trail

Devils Tower, Wyoming

There is a nice sized parking lot at Joyner Ridge. From the parking lot, the Devil's Tower looms very large! From the parking lot the trail is obvious and easy to follow.

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Float Ruby-Horsethief Canyons

Fruita, Colorado

To do the entire 26-mile float, put in at the Loma River access, several miles west of Fruita and just a short drive from I-70.

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Sunset Views from Morgan Peak

Dillon, Colorado

How you get to Morgan Peak and the other 13ers in the area depends on if you have a 4-wheel drive with good clearance or not.

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Walk Among the Ross Creek Cedars

Heron, Montana

The Ross Creek Cedar area is a really cool area in Northwest Montana that houses some monstrous Western Red Cedar Trees (some of which have a diameter of over 12 feet and over 500 years old!).

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Hike along Tombstone Ridge

Estes Park, Colorado

Tombstone ridge can be accessed via the ute trail from two directions. The lower trail starts at upper beaver meadows and is ~4.3 miles with 3250 feet of elevation gain.

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Hike to Finch Lake

Allenspark, Colorado

There are several ways to reach finch lake but this will cover the route from the Finch Lake Trailhead in the wild basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Explore Kootenai Falls

Libby, Montana

Kootenai Falls is accessed via short dirt trail from the parking lot on Highway Two between Troy and Libby.

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Hike to Pear Lake

Allenspark, Colorado

Pear lake is a beautiful alpine lake in the southern Wild Basin region of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Hike Lost Man Pass via Independence Lake

Independence Pass Summit Parking

Park at the pull out just west of independence pass. From there, begin on the Linkin's Lake Trail.

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Rock Climb above Lilly Lake

Estes Park, Colorado

Lilly Lake is known as a very popular, easy hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. Lilly Lake itself is very pretty and also has some good fishing and walking opportunities.

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Sunset Hike to Twining Peak

Pitkin County, Colorado

Twining Peak is a ranked 13er located 2 miles north of Independence Pass.

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Ice Climb the Ouray Ice Park

Ridgway, Colorado

Over a mile of the Uncompahgre Gorge is farmed for ice every year and they have gotten very good at it!! The ice park begins at the southern edge of town and continues south through the gorge for app.

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Stroll along Skagsanden Beach

Flakstad, Norway

Skagsanden is one the small and beautiful beaches that seem to be everywhere in the Lofoten area of Norway. Skagsanden is only a few yards from the parking lot, which makes access very easy.

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Explore Unstad Beach

Vestvågøy, Norway

Unstad beach is one of the beautiful beaches in the Lofoten area of Norway. Unstad has beautiful golden sand and is surrounded by majestic mountains.

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Explore Uttakliev Beach

Vestvågøy, Norway

Uttakliev is another one of the beautiful and scenic beaches in the Lofoten area of Norway.

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Visit Haukland Beach

Vestvågøy, Norway

Haukland Beach is a gorgeous white-sand beach surrounded by mountains outside Leknes in the Lofoten area of Norway. The beach is only a few yards from the parking lot, making public access very easy.

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Winter Hike to Kvalvika Beach

Flakstad, Norway

From the parking lot walk across the road to the small sign indicating which way the trail begins through the bushes.

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Explore North Fork Little Creek Falls

Lincoln County, Montana

The hike to this waterfall is a very easy 0.4 mile trail that mostly follows the creek. Although the walk to the falls is easy, the drive is a long one, even coming from Libby.

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Hike to Leigh Lake in the Cabinet Wilderness

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Hike to the Geiger Lakes

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