Our First Few Weeks in Colorado
If you follow my Instagram (@michaelokeeffephoto) you probably have seen by now that Chyna and I have moved from Seattle to Colorado. The first few weeks here have been a whirlwind with lots to learn and figure out. We are already loving our new home especially as we have begun to get outside and explore the wonderful wilds of the Rockies. We have fortunately found some time to get out a little bit and explore some of the closer spots near our new home in Loveland. Here are some photos from our first few local hikes.
Devils Backbone Open Space
Just a short 10 minute drive from our new house is Devils Backbone Open Space. This tiny parcel of nature is a perfect spot to go for a quick hike or run to catch a sunset after work. It is so nice to have a spot like this so close to home. Wildlife is plentiful here, the wildflowers are diverse, and Devils Backbone itself is a sight to see. The Devils Backbone is a rocky spine of towering rock pinnacles along a ridgeline rising out of the prairie at the base of the foothills.
Hall Ranch Open Space
About 30 minutes away near Lyons is another little gem for a quick escape into nature, Hall Ranch Open Space. This park has an extensive network of trails that takes you through open meadows filled with wildflowers, ponderosa pine forest, and offers big views of the Longs Peak and the Front Range to the west. A classic spot for sure!
Rocky Mountain National Park
And the granddaddy of them all, Rocky Mountain National Park. A short 45 minute drive from our house in Loveland, this is a spot we will certainly be spending lots of time in the future. These photos were taken on a sunrise drive we took just to check out the park a few weeks ago. I plan to do several hikes in the park this summer!
These are just a few of the many local spots we now have access to. Be sure to subscribe below to follow along on our many new adventures to be had!