St. Vrain State Park invites you off the highway for a refreshing break along the river, with fishing ponds, big birds, short trails, and views of the Rocky Mountains – and incredible sunsets if you time it right.Continue reading Road Trip Must-Stop: St. Vrain State Park (Colorado)
Pikes Peak is the Colorado mountain that can’t be missed! That’s because of the views from its summit that inspired the song “America The Beautiful” and because it’s so big, you literally can’t miss it.Continue reading America’s Mountain: Pikes Peak (Colorado)
Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of those places you really have to see to believe. The scale! The contrast! It looks like part of the Sahara Desert was dropped into the Rocky Mountains.Continue reading See It To Believe It: Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colorado)
The moment you come upon the deep, dark canyon, you’ll be amazed. But it’s when you see the magnificent Painted Wall that you know the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is truly awesome.Continue reading (Literally) Awesome: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (Colorado)
It’s breathtaking how Bryan Clark captures the beauty, atmosphere and essence of mountain landscapes through photography and poetry. We discovered that his passion and process are just as fascinating and inspiring!
Garden of the Gods must be the most naturally fantastical city park in America. Walking among the humongous, uniquely-shaped red rock formations is a rather otherworldly experience.
The Mesa Verde National Park in South-Western Colorado is not only a stunning nature park, but also the largest archeological preserve in the USA and a UNESCO World Heritage Site!Continue reading Much More Than Just a National Park: Mesa Verde (Colorado)
Scott Solary is the general manager of a medical and retail marijuana dispensary. Together with his wife, Luci Westphal, he founded Happier Place.
The Royal Gorge Bridge is a must-see Colorado attraction. Until 2001, it was the highest bridge in the world! But personally, we think it’s worth a visit because of the stunning nature views all around.Continue reading Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (Colorado) + VIDEO
The beautiful Horsetooth Reservoir, just west of Fort Collins, is the perfect Colorado getaway: swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, wildflowers, wildlife, stunning sunsets and lots of places for secluded picnics…Continue reading The Original Happier Place: Horsetooth Reservoir, Ft. Collins (Colorado) + VIDEO
Luci Westphal is a documentary filmmaker and photographer. Together with her husband Scott Solary, she founded the outdoor leisure brand Happier Place.Continue reading Luci Westphal (Documentarian + Happier Place Founder in Colorado)