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MIN 289_Catalina Highway_s

Catalina Highway (Arizona) – In Another Minute (289)

The scenic Catalina Highway in Pima County, Arizona, is known by many names: General Hitchcock Highway, Sky Island Scenic Byway, the Mount Lemmon Highway and Arizona Forest Highway 39. The 27-mile road starts…

Tucson (Arizona) – In Another Minute (Week 284)

Tucson, the second largest city in Arizona, is nestled in-between several mountain ranges in the Sonoran Desert. It may also have become my favorite quick getaway from Colorado – not only because my…

MIN 280_Pikes Peak Summit_s

Pikes Peak Summit – In A Colorado Minute (Week 280)

Pikes Peak Summit is a must-see place in the USA. Pikes Peak is one of the most famous mountains in the USA. It may be because, after a visit to this Colorado mountain,…

MIN 279 Pikes Peak Drive-Up_s

Driving Up Pikes Peak Highway – In A Colorado Minute (Week 279)

Driving up Pikes Peak Highway is simply exhilarating. The Colorado mountain Pikes Peak is the highest mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains – with the summit being at 14,115 feet…

MIN 272_Greyrock Trail_Flower_s

Greyrock Trail (Part 1) – In A Colorado Minute (Week 272)

The Greyrock Trail (off Poudre Canyon Road aka Highway 14) is a slightly challenging and very rewarding hiking trail up to Greyrock Mountain in the Laramie Mountain Range of the Rocky Mountains. To…

MIN 252_Needles Highway_s

Needles Highway (South Dakota) – In Another Minute (Week 252)

Needles Highway is the most impressive road that I have driven on – so far. Located in Custer State Park, along South Dakota Highway 87, Needles Highway is part of the Peter Norbeck…

Crazy Horse Memorial (South Dakota) – In Another Minute (Week 247)

Crazy Horse Memorial, near Custer, South Dakota, is a huge work-in-progress mountain sculpture of Oglala Lakota warrior Crazy Horse… riding a horse. A similar creative endeavor to the four presidents’ faces on Mount Rushmore…

Horsetooth Rock on Horsetooth Mountain

Horsetooth Mountain – In A Colorado Minute (Week 180)

Overlooking the city of Fort Collins is the distinct Horsetooth Rock atop Horsetooth Mountain in the foothills of the Colorado Front Range. As you see the rock formation from below, the appropriateness of…

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