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Jennifer BroomeExplorer

I'm the traveling weather chick. I'm a television meteorologist, host and reporter based in Denver. I'm a weather expert and travel expert. I'm also a travel writer. I love travel, weather, adventure, outdoors, food, wine, fitness, hiking, skiing, and yoga.

Mayflower Gulch is stunning in the winter. It's great for snowshoeing or cross country skiing. I'm putting it on my list to visit again this winter!

Haven't done this one yet but it is high on my Explore Colorado list!

Hanging Lake is one of the most iconic hikes in Colorado. If you want to get a parking spot, especially in summer, you should arrive by 7:30am. The distance is short which is deceiving. Elevation gain is a little over 1000 feet in 1.2 miles. But the effort is worth it to see this unique travertine lake. Two NOs to this hike - no dogs and no swimming. Because of the delicateness of the travertine lake, swimming is not allowed. The lake is geological wonder. Natural geologic and hydro-logic processes cause the travertine deposition as has been done for thousands of years.

Matthews/Winter Trail is fantastic for hiking and biking, especially in fall and early winter. If you want to add a heart pumping push add the quick jaunt up Morrison Slide. It adds 1.2 miles and gives you fantastic views of Red Rocks and Denver. It's a quick elevation gain but fairly flat at top. Only word of caution is to watch out for rattlesnakes in summer.