Historic Mount Rubidoux–The Most Popular Hike in Riverside

Mount Rubidoux is by far the most popular trail in the City of Riverside. Featuring many historically significant landmarks, 365 degree views of the Inland Empire, and a smooth, paved road all the way to the top, it is a daily fitness routine for many, and is frequented by over a thousand residents and tourists alike every day.

Scenic Camping and Playing at California’s Red Rock Canyon State Park

Whether you are a hiker, an off-road vehicle enthusiast, a star gazer, an amateur geologist, an amateur paleontologist, a film buff, or a shooter (just not in the park, please!), beautiful and scenic Red Rock Canyon State Park has something for anyone who enjoys the desert.

Lake Hollywood Reservoir — An Urban Hike in the Shadow of the Hollywood Sign

In the shadow of the Hollywood Sign, this 3.5 mile paved route around the scenic and historic Lake Hollywood Reservoir is an easy urban hike that is enjoyable for tourists and locals alike–if you can ignore the chain link fence around most of it.

A Short Family-Friendly Hike to Holzwarth Historic Site in Rocky Mountain National Park

Holzwarth Historic Site is an easy family-friendly 1-mile roundtrip hike through time in the Kawuneeche Valley area of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). The guest ranching and homesteading eras of RMNP are preserved in a dozen or so historic buildings on the site of Never Summer Ranch.

Exploring Grand Lake and Western Rocky Mountain National Park on Horseback

Horseback riding is a must-do activity when visiting Rocky Mountain National Park; it is a great way to explore more terrain than we can hike in a day. We booked with Sombrero Ranches, in Grand Lake, which provides scenic rides around the western side of the national park. Perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends.

Canoeing on Grand Lake, the Largest Natural Body of Water in Colorado

On our trip to Colorado last summer, Jeff and I set aside one day of our Rocky Mountain National Park vacation to do a canoe tour of scenic Grand Lake — the largest deepest natural body of water in Colorado and part of the Colorado River headwaters, and to explore the historic town of Grand Lake, situated on the north shore of the lake.