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Hiking in the Rocky Mountain West
02/25/2011 Gail Ridings
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My friend Shelly and I took off for four days of spring break hiking in Utah. It was so much fun and so easy to get there: 5 ½ hours on I-70. And so inexpensive: $100 a night for the room, $5 a day to hike and less than $50 a day for food.

We went on several jaw-dropping trails that were not only beautiful, but incredibly unique and leg-shaking exciting. One morning, getting up early and arriving at Delicate Arch before anyone else, we spent almost 45 minutes sitting and meditating, looking out through the magnificent arch to the snow-capped Rockies beyond.

If you love to be outside and appreciate phenomenal sights, step away from your computer, get in the car and go right now. You won't regret it!

P.S. I'm sure there are many more wonderful hikes we've missed, in places like Crested Butte and Telluride, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Wet Mountain Valley. Please share your favorite hikes with us. We'll check 'em out.