Monday, September 3, 2012

Bergen Peak

With the girls at my parents' house for the weekend (more on that later!), Joker and I took advantage of the opportunity to hike Bergen Peak.  It's a lovely 4.7 mile hike to the summit through the Elk Meadow Open Space Park right across the road from our house.  It's not as hard as Hallett Peak or Mount Ida, but it was a lot of fun - and literally in our back yard.  All of the trails are well marked and well maintained, and get heavy use by hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers.

The summit offers beautiful views of Mount Evans, Pikes Peak and the Continental Divide.  To the east you can see downtown Denver and beyond, all the way to Denver International Airport. 

I can't believe it's taken us over a year to do it, but I am sure this will be a great hike for us - and the kids, soon! - for years.

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