The well-maintained trail to Blue Lake is about 3 miles in length and is suitable for most hikers.
Rocky Mountain Hiking
On the eastern flank of the Sierra Madre Mountains, Encampment provides an off-the-beaten-path destination, perfect for solitude and hiking.
But the sprawling Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, straddling the Gunnison River for 14 miles, offers the most exciting, scenic and challenging one-mile trek we’ve encountered.
Once summer fades into autumn, frosty mornings, bugling elk and golden aspen are harbingers of the coming winter.
During the summer, Navajo families still live and farm the bottoms of Canyon de Chelly, Canyon del Muerto and Monument Canyon, all of which make up Canyon de Chelly National Monument in northeastern Arizona.