Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I started some of my New Years Resolutions this weekend- did yoga on Sunday, cleaned out our kitchen cabinets and organized them (got rid of anything that is no longer being used), finally got a few new nice clothes at our day-trip to Silverthorne (and stopped at Target...and spent twice as much as we should have), got in a snowshoe hike at a new trail that we've never explored, and read my current book! I hope your weekend was just as great!
Today I wanted to share with you a great snowshoe hike in Steamboat Springs that provides you some fantastic overlooks (of fish creek falls and Mount Werner). Uranium Mine Hike is a 3 mile round-trip out-and-back hike that gains ~800 feet in elevation. The trailhead is located just below that of Fish Creek Falls (you can park in the same parking lot) and is typically quieter than that of the falls.
The trail climbs for the first mile or so, then begins to flatten out a bit and you'll end at the abandoned Uranium Mine. I actually found it really interesting that Uranium Mining was popular in Colorado dating back to 1872. While some Uranium Mining still takes place today (after its revival in 2001-2007), this particular mine is no longer in use.
I think this is a great day hike (although it should only take you 2-3 hours, depending on how long you stop to take some photos and check out the mine). I also highly recommend it for anyone who isn't too comfortable with snowshoe hiking, but would like to try it. This trail is used for tours every Friday during the winter (another great option if you want to do it as a group), so it's well marked and relatively short.
Ever tried snowshoe hiking?
Favorite snowshoe trail where you are?
What did you accomplish this weekend?!