I am obsessed with Golden, Colorado. Just a few miles outside of Denver, this little town has all the charm and character you would expect from an old minor town. Small streets, up-and-coming neighborhoods, a few breweries and old restaurants liter the small main street and surrounding neighborhoods. There is something special about this little town (maybe it is the Coors Brewery...)
A few weeks ago, when the weather was still unbearably warm, I decided to take my favorite pup, Rusty, for a walk. I googled it, and it looked like a few of the trails were a hilly 2-3 miles. Perfect. I drove the 20 minutes from my house in the Highlands neighborhood, and off Rusty and went, starting on the steeeeeeeep hill. I figured I would just keep walking until a natural loop happened. The various blogs made it sound so easy, I didn't think I really needed to look at the map.
Big mistake. Two hours later, with no water, Rusty and I were still trekking through the steep cliffs, up and down we went. I finally asked a biker riding by, and it ended up I took a wrong turn somewhere, and we went all the way around the entire mesa (see map below). SEVEN MILES.
Although, something about this landscape is simply breathtaking, with the steep cliffs and wildflowers doting the hillside. Even in summer, Colorado is absolutely beautiful. Looking back, I am happy we did it, but I would highly recommend water next time!
leash-free and loving it.
Learn more about North Table Mountain Park HERE.
Exhausted, and hating me.