PAINT MINES – COLORADO, USA
The Paint Mines Trail is a 3.6 miles loop that take you past a display of hoodoos, caprock canyons and brightly colored clay. Not only is this area of Colorado full of stunning scenery, there’s a lot of human history to be discovered. The mines found here are evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years ago.
CIRQUE OF THE TOWERS – WYOMING, USA
The Cirque of the Towers is a series of jagged granite spires and peaks that are found deep in the Rockies of Wyoming’s Wind River Range. This is an alpine climber’s paradise but also hikers enjoy this place. A popular 2-4 day loop starts a the Big Sandy Trailhead. This route takes you past glacial lakes and high peaks. The Hiking Wyoming’s Wind River Range book is a great place to start planning your trip.