Lariat Loop and Red Rocks

Bear Creek Canyon (7)

Lariat Loop is a national scenic byway in the foothills west of Denver. We only drove a portion of the 40 mile scenic loop going from Denver up though Lookout Mountain, through Bear Creek Canyon and to the beautiful and Red Rocks Amphitheater. Bear Creek Canyon Bear Creek Canyon is known primarily for the source [Read more …]

Denver Colorado 2021

Capital Hill Mansion B&B

Denver Colorado is the main place to fly into from San Francisco if you are heading to the Colorado mountains. In June 2021, we managed to hit the city during one of its hot spells, with temperatures around 100. Having only a single afternoon in the central city area didn’t give us a lot of [Read more …]

A Brief Afternoon in Denver


We try to get to the Rockies at least once a year for hiking. Most of our Colorado visits begin by flying into Denver, where we briefly catch up on restaurants (at least for lunch), favorite neighborhoods (especially LoDo and the Arts District) and sights (especially the Museum of Art and the Clifford Still Museum). [Read more …]

Denver's Clifford Still Museum

Clifford Still (6)

After a two-hour mechanical delay in our very early flight from San Francisco to Denver, we had time for only one brief stop in the city before heading over the front range (or actually under it via the Eisenhower Tunnel) for an hour and a half drive to Keystone–the site of this year’s annual TBEX [Read more …]