Fall Family Hike: Lory State Park, Colorado

Our family loves to hike – we usually hike a few times each month and really look forward to traveling on trails that we have never hiked before. Last week before our big snow storm, we spent the day at Lory State Park and hiked the Well’s Gulch trail. It was a great trail for a leisurely hike, which is exactly what we desired for the day.

It was a moderate hike so talking while we walked was easy. We played “searching” games, where one of us would name something to look for and everyone would search for it, such as, a purple flower or red berries.

It was a beautiful day and the mister had packed us a lunch. We hiked for a few minutes and quickly decided it was time for lunch when we came upon this enchanted little waterfall. It was probably the tiniest waterfall that I have ever seen and Eben was especially smitten with it.

We sat and enjoyed our lunches and the sounds of the water and bumble bees. It was quite lovely. Eben collected rocks with ‘gold’ in them. I looked for perfect pine cones and round pebbles. A hike is a great way to getaway for the day. It is so nice to be somewhere beautiful that is peaceful, quiet and makes a lovely destination to reconnect with your loved ones after a busy week at work and school.
Do you love to hike?
Where are your favorite hiking trails?

3 Responses to Fall Family Hike: Lory State Park, Colorado

  1. Boutique By Bonnie November 4, 2009 at 2:16 am #

    Wonderful! I’ve only hiked in Lory once, while photographing Spring wildflowers.

  2. Sweet Greens November 4, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    Hi Boutique By Bonnie,
    It was really lovely. You definitely need to go back and take more pictures.
    Sweet Greens.


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