Michigan's Upper Peninsula is breath-takingly beautiful. If you have a four-day weekend to get away, here is an itinerary you can use to plan your trip.
There is a special place in my heart for southern Indiana. The Ohio River creates the southern border between Indiana and Kentucky, and the state is full of rolling hills and luscious greenery.
Eldorado Canyon is one of Colorado's many state parks. It is known for its hiking trails, rock climbing opportunities and picnic areas along South Boulder Creek. For $8 you can purchase a day pass that will give you access to over 500 rock climbing routes, and 11 miles of hiking trails.
Colorado has four national parks and 42 state parks, offering a multitude of wonderful hiking trails. However, if you're looking for some free hiking places, here is a list of my recommendations. These are all easily accessible from Denver, and are ranked by difficulty.
Rocky Mountain National Park was established in 1915, and is one of the most popular national parks in America. In 2016 alone, 4,517,585 people visited the park. Visitors are drawn in by the mountains, the tundra, and the wildlife.
Colorado claims four national parks, including the Great Sand Dunes. These natural sand dunes lie at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and are the largest sand dunes in North America. These sands are 750 feet tall!
Just 90 miles north of Denver is the capital of Wyoming, the charming little city of Cheyenne. 62,800 people call Cheyenne their home. While it may be small in size, it is great in the name of history.
Utah is known for its incredible National Parks. Both Arches and Canyonlands are relatively close, so I set out to explore them! Here is my road trip itinerary: where to stop along the way & recommendations for food and fun.
The Black Canyon was carved from the Gunnison River starting two million years ago. It has weathered this stone away into a canyon, up to 2,400 meters at its highest point.
If you are searching for sweeping panoramas and sharp drops into steep canyons, then this is the park for you.