Winter Weekend in Custer State Park

When we visited Custer State Park last summer, I spent some time with their visitor brochure and was drawn to the winter park activities. It seemed clear based on things like free snowshoe rentals and hiking trail treasure hunts that they were trying to entice people to the park in the off-season. Mission accomplished, as …

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Wyoming Hikes: Cliff Hanger Loop and Highline Loop

This weekend we headed back to Curt Gowdy State Park for a bigger hike around Crystal Reservoir. By stitching together Cliff Hanger, Canyons, and Crystal Ridge trails, we created a giant loop around the lake. Just for fun, we also added in the Highline loop, which was absolutely worth it! Our final hike clocked in …

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Union Pacific Heritage Fleet Heads to New Home

One thing that was readily apparent when we started exploring Cheyenne, Wyoming was its railway history, specifically its Union Pacific heritage. In 1865, what's now Cheyenne was the campsite for the team charged with finding a route over the Laramie Mountains as part of the nation's first transcontinental railroad project. As construction of the Union …

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Exploring Colorado’s Red Rocks and Lookout Mountain

Aside from a long weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park a couple years ago, I haven't spent an appreciable amount of time in Colorado. So when our friends told us they were attending a week-long work conference in Denver, we immediately made plans to head down the weekend ahead of time to catch up! Denver …

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