Hiking at Dawson Butte

It was a beautiful spring day, so we decided to continue our exploration of the Douglas County open space parks. This time we headed to Larkspur and the Dawson Butte trail. It’s a five mile loop hike that is relatively flat, but yet provides some nice scenery of the foothills and surrounding terrain. The figure below shows the route.

Track of our 5 mile hike overlaid on a topo map.

The clouds rolled in and out, keeping it reasonable cool throughout the hike. The boys played along nicely, although Alex would have rather spent the afternoon riding bikes with some friends from school. He had a hard time masking his lack of enthusiasm in some of the pictures below.



Like most people around the country, we’re ready to move past the Coronavirus isolation and have some sense of normal activity. Days like this help, when we can get out and about and see something other than our immediate neighborhood. Hopefully you’re finding similar escapes and keeping yourselves safe and sane in the meantime.

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