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Early Summer Wildflowers Abound at Green Mountain State Park, Reynolds Park, and Golden Gate State Park near Denver, Colorado.

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From mid-June through mid-July a wide array of wildflowers can be discovered at Green Mountain State Park, along the wood-shaded trails at Reynolds Park and along the mountain trails at Golden State Park.  All three parks are near Denver making them great destinations for day hikes.      Sugarbowl and Wallflowers              Cutleaf Anemone         Blue Mist Penstemon The plants shown here were photographed at the parks and are just a few of the 272 wildflowers pictures and described in the newly published Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide by Linda Nagy, who received...

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South Park, Colorado’s Pennsylvania Mountain, a Treasure Trove for Nature Lovers.

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South Park, Colorado’s Pennsylvania Mountain, a Treasure Trove for Nature Lovers.

      Pennsylvania Mountain, located in the scenic Mosquito Mountain Range, is only short drive from Fairplay. By traveling north on Hwy 9, continuing on County Rd. 14 and on up Mountain View Drive where it dead ends, one arrives at the trail head. From here at 13,006, Pennsylvania Mountain offers  spectacular 360 degree views. The easy to moderate hiking trail leads through a 500+ acre natural area with public land on three sides and the remnants of high altitude gold mining operations in the not far away.  At first one hikes along a well-established trail lined with fir trees...

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