Happy President’s Day!
Nope, we are not going to even touch politics with this post… But to celebrate the holiday we recommend heading out to the Roosevelt National Forest, which is located right next to the A-Lodge and contains over 800,000 acres of wild and beautiful land. The Roosevelt National Forest was created in 1897 in order to protect the pristine mountains and grasslands along the Front Range in northern Colorado. It was originally part of the Medicine Bow Forest system, but renamed in 1910 for Teddy Roosevelt, an avid outdoorsman whose presidency resulted in conservation efforts throughout the West.
The A-Lodge staff suggests snowshoeing in Brainard Lake Recreation Area, rock climbing in Boulder Canyon, hiking the Arapaho Pass Trail with microspikes, mountain biking at Betasso Preserve, or slacklining around Gross Reservoir.
The weather couldn’t be better – sixty and sunny in February!! – so get out on a mountain bike, climb or hike in honor of Teddy Roosevelt before the snow returns!