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    The best hikes in Colorado

    Although I was in Colorado for a week only, I did a lot of cool hikes there, from easy to strenuous and from short to long. We haven’t been everywhere in Colorado and as it was still pretty early in the season, I also didn’t get to do all the hikes I planned on doing, because of snow conditions and trails still being closed. However, I think I still came up with a nice list of hikes that everyone should make while they are in Colorado. So here is my list with the best hikes in Colorado!   Note that I first published this article in 2016 and it has…

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    Hiking and biking to Maroon Bells from Aspen, Colorado

    Before we went hiking and biking to Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado, we were told to rather not visit Aspen by Americans (we are from Europe). ‘Because it’s expensive, overrated and busy’ is what they said. ‘Overrun with rich people and their massive houses and with little space for the budget traveler.’ That’s what we were told by various people. And yet we still wanted to go. Why? It was just a gut feeling. In this case, listening was the right decision. So off we went. We’d heard great stories about seeing and hiking and biking to Maroon Bells, so we just did not want to let the opportunity pass for…

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    Hiking to Hanging Lake in Colorado

    This post is about one of the best hikes in Colorado that I did during my trip. I’m talking about hiking to Hanging Lake near Glenwood Spring in Colorado. Unfortunately, at the time of updating this article is is closed due to mudslides and may or may not reopen in 2022. Find more information on the Colorado website.   “Hanging Lake is a rare example of a lake formed by travertine deposition where the natural geologic and hydro-logic processes continue to operate as they have done throughout the history of the lake.”   (Confession: I took this off the internet, I could never have written this myself with my tourist-English…).…