You, Me and The Dock brings you another exciting adventure with altitude from our own “Mountain Adventurous”. Hiking with Phoenix Ventura takes us to Northern Colorado’s Devil’s Backbone, and then northwest to the Snowy Range Mountains and Lake Lewis, Wyoming.
The jagged peaks of Devil’s Backbone (pictured upper – left) act as a buffer between the mountains and the eastern prairies. Just outside Loveland, Colorado and at the foot of the Rocky Mountains are hiking trails for all to experience.
The approximately 2,200 acres of open space offers many outdoor activities like running & walking, horseback riding and mountain biking. If you are looking for nature in the wild, this could be your spot. The twelve mile trail has lots of historical sites along its paths. Colorado’s bluest skies and mountain fresh air will fill your day with lots of adventure.
Colorado’s high plains will provide an amazing view of the majestic landscape. Its colorful horizon, peak and valley terrain, and scene-setting clouds will take your breath away.
Just off a major interstate and a little over an hour away from Denver, you could enjoy Devil’s Backbone and its panoramic views. Put on your hiking shoes, dress appropriately – depending on the time of year, bring plenty of water – snacks are also advised, and enjoy what this part of Colorado brings to the senses. Colorado’s front range dishes up some of the most fabulous countryside known to America’s western region.
Hiking with Phoenix Ventura takes us to the great state of Wyoming. Their slogan, “Like No Place on Earth” does bring a realization to this phrase when you visit some of its exceeding outbacks.
Medicine Bow and the Snowy Range Mountains showcase some of our country’s most beautiful landscape. From Devil’s Backbone – Loveland, Colorado, you head northwest on US Highway 287. You will venture through Medicine Bow National Forest and then on to the northwest corner of the state.
Keep proceeding northwest on 287 until you will find your way to Lewis Lake, Wyoming. You can’t miss the wall of mountains (pictured right) that surround the basin. Lewis Lake is located in the southern part of one of America’s most recognized landmarks – Yellowstone National Park.
This naturally formed lake is fed by the Lewis River which outflows from the upper Shoshone Lake. The Lewis Lake Campground sits inside Yellowstone and has 85 limited sites. The park does have drinking water, restroom facilities and other simple amenities – visit the attached link or go to their website for more information.
The Snowy Range Mountains surround the lake’s rocky shore. There are several trailheads in the area that can be explored. The Lewis Lake trail is 1.6 miles and guides you to the summit. Always check the weather in and around the area before setting out on your day’s adventure.
The rugged terrain challenges your ability to maneuver around some pretty well seated obstacles. However, the rewards are obvious when we get to your destination. The views and ultimate seclusion can open ones mind to find total peace within themselves.
Thank you again Phoenix for your beautiful photos of such magnificent destinations.
Photographer: Phoenix Ventura
On location credit: Phoenix Ventura & crew
Creative dialog: Anthony Scopel
Article formatting: Anthony Scopel
Associate editor: Maureen Scopel
Technical support & digital mastering: Matt Kemper
Publisher: You, Me and The Dock