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Flatiron Hike

Boulder, Colorado has some famous rock formations called Flatirons, which sit just on the edge of town. There are five striking formations that shoot sky high. Hiking up them will take your breath away... literally! Coming from a town in Australia that sits at sea level we are not accustomed to the elevation of the town of Boulder plus the extra elevation of hiking straight up a Flatiron. With the 1st Flatiron trailhead sitting at 5,710 feet and a climb of 1,422 feet to reach the 7,132 foot summit, hiking 100 metres feels like you've run a marathon. It is amazing how out of breath you become, but with lot's of places to stop and look out on gorgeous views, we didn't mind stopping often to catch our breath. Once you reach the top you can't help but sit down and take it all in. With an outlook over Boulder on one side and a view of the other Flatirons on the other it was so peaceful to rest and take it all in.

New hiking buddy! 

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Boulder

Streets lined with red and orange trees, coffee shops, and funky boutiques, Boulder in Colorado was an amazing place to spend the day. As you breathe in that fresh mountain air something inside you just feels alive (or it could be that altitude making your head spin, sitting at 5,430 feet above sea level) After cruising around the town and picking up a few local goodies we headed over to the fields below the Flatirons, large rock formations on the edge of town, a beautiful way to end the day. 

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Garden of the Gods

As most of you already know, we love rocks, a lot. Whilst in Colorado, our cousin told us of a well known rock formation called 'Garden of the Gods.' With a name like this we were very excited to explore. These rocks were spectacular and some looked like giant fingers stretching from the ground. We also had a great time watching local rock climbers enjoy scaling the many options available.  

Rock climber sitting high.

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Breckenridge

We had the best day in Breckenridge, Colorado. Famous for its amazing snow resort, this town has a cute alpine vibe with beautiful buildings housing shops such as Patagonia, North Face and the yummiest crepes we have ever had. After cruising around the town we headed 10 minutes down the road for some hiking. The trailhead was covered in snow so we knew we were in for a treat. We love hiking in the white stuff! We headed off on the Spruce Creek Trail, ready for some alpine exploring. We made it to Beaver Creek and what do you know, we saw a beaver. This little guy was just playing in the icy waters, building himself a killer dam. We took some time to take in the sights and were in awe of our surroundings. As the sun set we headed back to the car and off home. What an amazing day, we are loving every minute of our time in Colorado! 

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Red Rocks

Our first stop after arriving in beautiful Colorado was the famous Red Rocks, where natural rock formations and man made structures combine to make a beautiful setting. The open air amphitheatre can seat 9,450 people and has been the stage for such famous artists as John Mayer, The Beatles and Foo Fighters. It would be an amazing experience to see a live show here, to be watching one of your favourite bands perform, surrounded by large red rock formations with a view of Denver... magical.

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The famous Red Rocks stage.

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