Matthew EatonExplorer

Greetings! I am an outdoor lifestyle and adventure photographer based in Denver, Colorado. Loving life since 1983. I hope you find some of my adventures below helpful and inspiring!

Hike through Þingvellir National Park

Þingvellir Visitor Center, Iceland

From the visitor center there are several trails that lead into the countryside.

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Snowshoe to Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

Idaho Springs, Colorado

Come check out the Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout, a historic spot located in the Mount Evans Wilderness Area of Colorado, and one of the highest lookout towers in the country, at an elevation of 11,486.

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Watch the Sunrise from Ice Beach

Þjóðvegur, Iceland

One of the more popular sites in Iceland is the Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon, but an equally amazing site lies right across the highway where icebergs wash ashore after leaving the ice lagoon.

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Backpack to Snowmass Lake

Aspen, Colorado

For the adventurous backpacker looking to get backcountry in central Colorado, the stunning beauty of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness cannot be beat.

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Hike Chief Mountain, CO

Idaho Springs, Colorado

Sitting at 11,709’, Chief Mountain is not one of Colorado’s highest peaks, but the views from this mountain are spectacular nonetheless and rival the views of any 14er I’ve climbed.

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Watch the Sunset from Mt Evans Road

Evergreen, Colorado

Leave Evergreen, CO and access the Mount Evans Road and Mount Evans Recreation Area from Squaw Pass, CO 103 at Echo Lake.

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Camp at Long Canyon

Moab, Utah

If you haven’t been to Moab, UT then you are missing out. There is truly something for everyone in this breathtaking desert landscape which has become increasingly popular over the past several years.

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Winter Camp at Moraine Park

Estes Park, Colorado

For the extra-adventurous (my friends call me crazy for this), I recommend experiencing Rocky Mountain National Park in the off-season, when nobody else is there. Dead winter.

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Summit Mount Flora

Idaho Springs, Colorado

Colorado’s Rocky Mountains offer hikes of all lengths, sizes and difficulties. Mt. Flora stands at a lofty 13,146 ft and is a great intro to climbing peaks in Colorado. Roundtrip, this hike is 6.

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Hike Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park

Golden, Colorado

Just outside of Golden, CO is Lookout Mountain. If you’ve ever driven westbound on i70 from Denver to the mountains, you’ve undoubtedly seen this mountain to your right with antennas on the top.

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Hike Beaver Brook Trail at Windy Saddle Park

Golden, Colorado

Just outside of Golden, CO is Lookout Mountain. If you’ve ever driven westbound on i70 from Denver to the mountains, you’ve undoubtedly seen this mountain to your right with antennas on the top.

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Hike to the Historical Interlaken Resort

Buena Vista, Colorado

Follow Colorado Highway 24 South from Leadville for 14 miles, then turn right onto Colorado 82 towards Aspen.

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Hike Lookout Mountain Trail at Windy Saddle Park

Golden, Colorado

Just outside of Golden, CO is Lookout Mountain. If you’ve ever driven westbound on i70 from Denver to the mountains, you’ve undoubtedly seen this mountain to your right with antennas on the top.

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Backpack the Colorado Trail: Copper Mountain to Hagerman Pass

Frisco, Colorado

The Colorado Trail (CT) runs for 483 miles from Denver to Durango, crossing through eight mountain ranges and passing through six wilderness areas.

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Hike the Chasm View Nature Trail

Crawford, Colorado

This easy trail is located along the north rim of the canyon and can be completed as either a short loop hike or a shorter out and back to the first overlook.

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Hike to the top of Offersøykammen

Vestvågøy, Norway

Like many of the hikes on the Lofoten Islands, there is no official trail or trailhead for this hike. To find it, take the E10 highway out of Leknes toward Å for about 6.5km.

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Catch a Sunset at Goosenecks State Park

San Juan County, Utah

For a small entrance fee of $5, you have the chance to photograph a beautiful canyon view without having to hike miles and days to get to it.

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Hike to Shoshone Point

Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

A two mile round trip and relatively fast hike, Shoshone Point lies only about a mile from the parking lot and is an easy hike along a dirt road to a stunning vista.

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Explore the Trollstigen

Rauma, Norway

The nearest town is the very picturesque Åndalsnes, which lies at entrance of the large Isfjorden along the Rauma River, and is about a 5 and a half hour drive from the capital city of Oslo.

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Hike the Pawnee Buttes

Grover, Colorado

The Pawnee Buttes are a major geological feature within Pawnee National Grasslands in the far northeastern part of Colorado.

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Climb Mt. Sneffels via the Southwest Ridge

Ouray County, Colorado

There is a great description of this trailhead here: Hike Mount Sneffels The SW Ridge route of Mt Sneffels is a Class III scramble in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness area of the San Juan Range locate.

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Watch the Sunrise at Guanella Pass

Idaho Springs, Colorado

From Denver, take i70 to Georgetown and simply follow the signs through town to the top. This pass can also be accessed from the south via US Highway 285 at the town of Grant.

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Fly Fish Crystal Lake

Leadville, Colorado

Crystal Lake is a beautiful lake (or could it be called a pond?), set in the shadow of the Rocky Mountain’s highest peaks, Mt. Elbert and Mt.

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Hike or Snowshoe to Rainbow Lakes

Frisco, Colorado

You can do this hike two different ways:  1- Start from the Peaks Trail Trailhead for an out and back hike, distance is a little over 2 miles roundtrip.

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Winter Camp at Lefthand Reservoir

Ward, Colorado

The Brainard Lake Recreation Area is a winter adventurers playground with numerous snowshoe and cross country ski options to be explored.

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Hiking into Mayflower Gulch

Frisco, Colorado

You'll turn off of Highway 91 about 5.5 miles past Copper Mountain, and before you reach the Climax mine or the town of Leadville. The trailhead is clearly marked, though there are no restrooms here.

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