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Rainbow Lake Trailhead

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"Rainbow lake is a gem nestled right above the historic town of Frisco, and is beautiful year round. From the lake, you are treated to sweeping views of Dillon reservoir from the southwest, framed by the continental divide. The trailhead is walkable from downtown Frisco, and is an easy jaunt through the woods up to the lake. A number of trails connect from the lake, making for an endless amount of possibilities if you’re looking for more challenge. Beautiful year-round, we love visiting this trail in the winter for a quiet and secluded experience, and the puppers love to romp around on the frozen lake. Difficulty Rating: Easy Popularity Rating: High Shadiness Factor: Mixed -Trailhead: Rainbow Lake Trailhead -Stats: 1.5 mi RT, 167 ft elevation gain -Getting there: Easy access from paved roads -Parking: FREE designated parking at trailhead -Restrooms at the trailhead: Pit latrines -Puppers: Welcome on-leash; Doggie bags available at trailhead -Best time to visit: Anytime! This trail is gorgeous year-round! If you visit during winter, you’ll want micro-spikes or snowshoes. -Add-ons: From Rainbow Lake, you can choose to hike further on the Peaks Trail if you’re looking for a longer adventure. You can even take it all the way to Breckenridge! There are also other connecting trails from the same trailhead if you’re looking for a challenge. 📍Summit County, Colorado is located on the ancestral homelands of the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) peoples"

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Autumn in Colorado is all about hunting those vibrant golden sparkles of Aspen leaves that cover the mountain meadows and hillsides. This guides gives you a huge list of our favorite fall hikes. Expect colors to peak in these areas Sept 15-Oct 5 (ish), but you will still catch some magic if you visit up to a week outside these days. EMAIL me for a 15% discount code! pupperscouts@gmail.com Inside you'll find 12 of our absolute favorite leaf-peeping hikes, all within 2 hrs drive from Denver. Included with each hike: -Access & parking considerations -Trail description & photos -Personal opinions on highlights -Considerations for success with your puppers -AllTrails links so you can find the exact trailhead coordinates and see other hikers' reviews -Other information to ensure the best possible hike You'll also find suggested add-on itineraries for weekend trips (or day trips), that include: -Lodging options -Restaurant options with fall-forward vibes (think Oktoberfest beers, seasonal menus, smokey flavors, & scenic views) -Best hikes for viewing foliage, all in the easy-moderate range of difficulty -Suggestions for scenic leaf-peeping drives -Suggestions for epic sunset-viewing spots The best part is that ALL of these spots are vetted and dog-friendly, meaning you never have to make arrangements for leaving your doggo behind if you don't want to. This is a living guide, and will be updated as more information is learned. This is a living guide. As I discover more, I'll add more. You only have to unlock it once, and you'll get all future updates.
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Autumn in Colorado is all about hunting those vibrant golden sparkles of Aspen leaves that cover the mountain meadows and hillsides. This guide gives you everything you need for a magical weekend getaway in/around Silverthorne & Dillon, Co, in Summit County, filled with stunning scenery, crisp fall air, and some of the most luscious spots for viewing fall colors. Expect colors to peak in Silverthorne & Dillon Sept 15-Oct 5 (ish), but you will still catch some magic if you visit up to a week outside these days. EMAIL me for a discount code! pupperscouts@gmail.com Silverthorne & Dillon are small adjascent towns located on the banks of the drop dead gorgeous Dillon Reservior. These towns serve as the gateway to Summit County's world class ski areas. Visiting during fall means all the fun, plus smaller crowds than winter. Just an 1 hr 15 min drive from Denver, this area really has it all! Inside you'll find suggested itineraries for two days of fun, that include: -Lodging options -Restaurant options with fall-forward vibes (ALL have both Gluten Free and Vegetarian options) -Best hikes for viewing foliage, all in the easy-moderate range of difficulty -Suggestions for scenic leaf-peeping drives -Suggestions for epic sunset-viewing spots The best part is that ALL of these spots are vetted and dog-friendly, meaning you never have to make arrangements for leaving your doggo behind if you don't want to. This is a living guide, and will be updated as more information is learned. This is a living guide. As I discover more, I'll add more. You only have to unlock it once, and you'll get all future updates.
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