Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Staunton State Park- Colorado's Newest State Park

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is having a two day opening weekend for the brand new Staunton State Park.  The park was made possible by a generous donation of 1,720 acres from Frances H. Staunton.  She provided the land to the state with the stipulation that the land was to be "preserved in perpetuity" as a state park.

The new state park is located off of US Highway 285 near Aspen Park.  The two day grand opening events will be on May 18th and 19th.  For more information on those events check out the state's site here.  You can check out the map below for a general location and information.
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The information states that dogs and bikes will be allowed in the park, but I don't see any trail maps or specific information yet.  I always like to see new hiking and biking opportunities made available near Denver.  It makes it easier for people to get outside and away from the TV and computer.  

The event is this weekend, so if anyone makes it out there, let me know how it goes!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Grand Junction Geocaches

I found myself in Grand Junction this week with some time to kill. I enjoyed checking out the local Cabela's and found some decent deals. Since I haven't been to Grand Junction in years, I decided to spend some time exploring the town. The easy choice for exploration was a little geocaching. Geocaching is a great way to see parts of a new area that you might otherwise miss.

Below are a couple of the caches that I found, and don't worry, there aren't any spoilers.