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Family-Friendly Hike: Genesee Mountain Park

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.

Picture 1026Picture 1032 Picture 1031Genesee 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.Picture 1030 Picture 1029

The kids love climbing around on the rocks at the top of the summit and looking at the brightly colored mosses.

Picture 1028 Picture 1027We 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.Picture 1025 Picture 1024 Picture 1023 Picture 1022 Picture 1021 Picture 1020We love stopping to take pictures of the lovely wildflowers along the trail. We saw so many colors: pink, purple, yellow, white.
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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.
Psalm 19:1-2

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