Dan Toups

  • Camp at Bear Lake

    There are two main campgrounds with enough room for RVs. A secret for dispersed campers, if the campgrounds are full, turn south on the dirt road by the lower campground and you can drop a tent anywhere. Caution as this turns into an extreme 4x4...

  • Hike through the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

    Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a free, fantastic get-away for a quick dose of the outdoors in the middle of the busy city. Safe and family-friendly, this preserve has a wide variety of visitors doing every type of activity, from jogging to mountai...

    3.3 miles 20 ft gain

  • Hike Sister Groves Trail

    The parking area contains ample parking, bathrooms and covered picnic tables. The clearly marked trail head sits to the south of the circular parking area and welcomes hikers, trail-runners, mountain bikers, and dogs. The trail is a 7 mile loop ...

    7.6 miles 50 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike at Erwin Park

    Erwin Park is a single-track loop system designed for mountain biking which has drawn interest from trail runners and hikers, as there are tight turns, fast downhills, and technical sections of stacked logs.There are numerous parking lots for diff...

    8.25 miles 40 ft gain

  • Hike Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space

    Dawson Butte Ranch consists of a five-mile loop that begins at the designated parking area. The parking area features a trail map, picnic tables, fire rings and bathrooms.  Accessible by any type of vehicle year round.The trail has a wide variety...

    5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Elk Spotting near Genesee Park

    From Denver, head west on I-70 and take Exit 253. Turn left on Moss Rock Rd which turns into Genesee Rd. The paved road is a large circle that passes beautiful open space and homes that provide protection for the large grazing herds of elk and d...

    3 miles

  • Explore Spruce Creek Trail and the Mohawk Lakes

    About 2 miles south of Main Street in Breckenridge on Hwy 9, turn onto Spruce Creek Trail Rd and follow the signs to the parking area. Low clearance cars can access this parking area, but 4X4 or AWD is required to reach the upper lots. This is a...

    6.3 miles 1810 ft gain

  • Explore Isle du Bois

    The drive to the park is worth the trip on its own, as it is surrounded by thousands of acres of horse and longhorn ranches.  The closest town, Pilot Point, boasts a historic downtown area with new breweries and a distillery. As this trail area is...

    20 miles 80 ft gain

  • Hike and Sled St. Mary's Glacier

    Year round access allows backcountry skiing in the winter and snowboarding and skiing in the summer. There are two cliffs to jump from into the water. The upper cliff is not for the faint of heart as the water remains extremely cold.Take the Fall...

    2 miles 460 ft gain

  • Tubing the South Platte River under Long Scraggy Peak

    From the Town of Sedalia, head southwest on HWY 67 through the scenic Rampart Range until you come to a dirt road named W Pine Creek Rd. Head west on W Pine Creek Rd until it ends into Platte River Rd. Park anywhere along the road where you will...

    3 miles