One interesting thing we’ve discovered about the Denver metro area, aside from the incredible population density and SUV population, are the large number of designated Open Spaces and parklands located in the foothills and mountains. Yesterday we drove from our cushy apartment in Centennial (suburban Denver) to 5500 acre White Ranch Park, which has 21 miles of multi use trails and two free walk-in campgrounds. Free is good, and the 1.5 mile hike or bike access helps keeps drunken hillbillies and 35 foot RVs away.
We had a great time, and saw very few people. We made camping reservations here for later this month, so we will be able to explore more of the park then.
Mrs. G is more comfortable in the low-oxygen death zone than I am .