One of our favorite places to hike on a sunny Sunday morning is atop Genesee Mountain. The views west to the Continental Divide are breathtaking and it is an easy, fun walk for the kids. A few weeks ago we enjoyed an early June hike to the top where the flagstaff is located. We could see all the way to Pike’s Peak on this blue sky day which was a treat.
Genesee Mountain Park is Denver’s oldest mountain park and was first acquired in 1912. It is the home to a wonderful buffalo herd that the kids love to watch. Baby buffalo jump around as their parents slowly graze in the fields.
The kids love climbing around on the rocks at the top of the summit and looking at the brightly colored mosses.
We saw a damaged Ponderosa tree that was close to the end of it’s life. Small creatures had made holes to live in all around the base of it. We love stopping to take pictures of the lovely wildflowers along the trail. We saw so many colors: pink, purple, yellow, white.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.