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#1 of 6 Nature & Parks in Fairplay
This national forest offers up amazing Rocky Mountain vistas replete with aspen groves that make the various wildernesses within it perfect for checking out the famous yellow aspens of fall as well as for outstand...
Park County has a lot to offer, lots of great hiking trails and plenty of rich history its just there for the looking.
#2 of 6 Nature & Parks in Fairplay
Musicians and painters from the Park County Creative Alliance were up painting the beautiful landscapes and musicians sent their mellow sounds across the passes and mountainsides on two weekends in early September.
I think both the West and East side are beautiful, when we went this year we hiked the Colorado trail on the East side, there are some beautiful openings on this trail, the first about a 1/2 mile in and the next p...
#3 of 6 Nature & Parks in Fairplay
The trees are just beautiful, and in the middle of all this rocks that really makes it feel like a sacred ancient garden that you are just lucky enough to have stumbled into.
If you go in the trailhead near the Fourmile Campground, it's a shorter hike, and you start by walking past a beaver pond, which is a great sight in itself.
#4 of 6 Nature & Parks in Fairplay
You pass by old mines both as you drive to the gate where you park and as you hike. the old mine buildings and relics are impressive and will make you wonder how they got the heavy items all the way up here.
See Roach's book for more on the nature of this climb.
#6 of 6 Nature & Parks in Fairplay
We also enjoyed looking at the historic Buffalo Peaks Ranch across the river as we followed the drive into the Tomahawk Wildlife Area along the Middle Fork of the South Platte River.
We did catch 3 fish total though, but those were all caught in the Ranch 63 area (think that's the number, I could be wrong).

Montgomery Reservoir

Alma 5.8 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Alma
You exit from Highway 9 just as you're coming down from the Hoosier Pass from Breckenridge before Alma, or if you're heading north toward Breckenridge on what is the last road before Highway 9 begins to climb up t...
You can walk around it, but also be aware that there is also a very popular 4wd Trail there, so watch for vehicles.