Everyday Adventure // Enchanted Mesa Trails

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Anyone else ready for spring? We’ve been buried in snow lately over here in Colorado, and I’ve found myself hiding inside by the space heater far too often. So naturally, I’ve been dreaming about this misty, flower-filled hike in Boulder from last year because it feels like spring. And guys, it’s just the dreamiest.

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Last summer, my sister + I headed up to Boulder for a tour of the Celestial Seasonings facility (does this not also look like perfect tea-drinking weather?) and a hike. Yes, it was June but Colorado always seems a few steps behind since our calendar spring is really still winter. Don’t tell this Chicago girl that rain + wildflowers isn’t a spring thing, because I won’t believe you.

We decided to start out at the Enchanted Mesa trail head – you can find a map here. The trails were really well marked, so we had no trouble finding our way or picking a loop that was a good length.

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Upsides of the rain: it makes for stunning photos + we had the trails pretty much completely to ourselves. Downside of the rain: we got wet. Really wet. And our fingers may have froze a little. However, I think in this case the pros far outweighed the cons.

It’s amazing how much you’ll miss if you let a little bad weather keep you from taking an adventure. I suppose this is an applicable lesson for the current season too. But let’s be honest, I’m still working on it.

Anyone else daydream about the magic of springtime while they’re still stuck in the winter blues? What are your favorite cures for this seasonal funk?

  • jennMay 27, 2016 - 9:56 pm

    Beautiful! Do you know which trail you went on at enchanted mesa?ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle NeedlesMay 31, 2016 - 12:01 pm

      Thanks! Enchanted Mesa is the name of the trailhead (there’s a link to a map above). We did that loop with the McClintock Upper Trail + Enchanted Mesa.ReplyCancel

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