Yesterday, I shared with y’all my full-length article about Jefferson County’s Meyer Ranch Park, a beautiful slice of Colorado nature just thirty minutes from downtown Denver. Over the course of my visit in late September, I took well over one hundred photographs, and as per usual, I found it terribly difficult to choose my top ten favorites to include in my write-up. Besides, photographs are ultimately what convince us to travel to any given destination. Photos are the primary inspiration for most of my trips, both domestic and abroad; I see a shot of a beautiful locale in a magazine, on the Internet, or on Instagram and the gears in my travel-obsessed brain start turning.
Since I recognize the importance of photographs in travel planning, I thought I’d share more shots I took of Meyer Ranch Park bathed in the spectacular golden hues of autumn. With a number of Aspen groves and one truly remarkable scenic overlook, this is one park not to be missed. The best part? It’s largely off the tourist (and even local!) radar, meaning fewer crowds and a more tranquil hiking experience.
I simply cannot ever get enough of mountain scenery, which makes the Denver area an ideal home base for me. Most visitors to Colorado head into the Rockies or make their way towards the luxury resorts of Aspen and Vail, but I find small, easy to overlook places like Meyer Ranch equally as enjoyable, if not more so. Perhaps this is just me, but I don’t find jam-packed parking lots and noisy crowds to be relaxing; after all, isn’t escaping from the chaos of day-to-day life why we head to the mountains in the first place? Travelers who want to explore like locals will absolutely adore this park!
In case you haven’t yet already, please check out my full-length article – complete with even more photographs and trail recommendations – about Meyer Ranch Park here.