The perfect getaway for the outdoor lover 

Hey y’all! I recently went on two trips this last month to Pagosa Springs, Colorado. 

Yes, I went on two trips in the last month because I fell in love with Colorado! 


As most of y’all know, I love the outdoors. I live for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and I’m obsessed with anything related to the mountains, nature, and the outdoors! 

My dream is to live in the heart of the mountains one day! 

I live in the desert: New Mexico. And I love it. We are close to tons of wonderful mountains here. But my hearts desire has always been to see all of the other breathtaking mountains in other states. 

And Pagosa Springs has the most beautiful views and the most charming atmosphere! Luckily I only live about 4.5 hours away, so it’s an easy and lovely ride! 

If you are a nature and outdoorsy person and haven’t explored any part of Colorado, you need to! 

My first time to Colorado was in April, and I got the spend a three day weekend in a lovely cabin right next to the river with my boyfriend and his parents! 


We also drove out to Durango and spent a day exploring that town too! They have some pretty good food, candy stores, and quaint and antique attractions! 


And of course, we got relax and soak up some hot springs!! I wish I would have gotten some actual photos inside the hot springs, but I decided to shut down my electronics while at the springs that way I can truly relax and just enjoy the atmosphere! 

(Next time I’ll get some photos 😉) 

We also went to their wildlife park and it was so fun and amazing! The animals were so fun and active and we learned so much about them. I also neglected to get any pictures of them, but I plan to go back again on my next trip! 

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Our second time around, we went horseback riding on a beautiful trail in the national forest! 



And later that day, we drove about 14 miles south of Pagosa Springs to see and hike up to Treasure Falls! This was such a beautiful hike and such an amazing waterfall! The pictures can’t even do it justice! 



We even saw some wildlife on our hike! A few squirrels, chipmunks, and even a deer! I love seeing wildlife, it’s always exciting and beautiful! It never gets old, no matter how many times I see a deer! lol 


We drove a few more miles out and saw Wolf Creek (the hot spot for skiers) and the drive was so fun! (especially on the bike) 

There was tons of snow there, so it felt like we were driving into a new season! It was so beautiful and fun! 


There is soooo much more to do and see in Pagosa Springs and Colorado, which is why I’m planning to see more of Colorado and go back as soon as I can! 

We also got to eat some delicious food! One of the best parts of vacation is getting to binge on tasty food, right?! 

My fave place we ate at was actually outside of Colorado. 

We are at the ‘Elkhorn Restaurant’ in Chama, NM and it was so good! We had the most delicious fresh tortilla chips and guacamole and some amazing elk burgers!! 


All in all, I’ve fallen in love with Colorado and all of its beauty! I can’t wait to explore more of this colorful state! 

Have you been to Colorado? If so, what has been your favorite part about it?? I’d love to know ❤️ 
Thanks for reading and keep an eye out for an update of my fitness journey! Also Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, I’d love to follow you too to learn more about YOU! ❤️❤️❤️

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Blessings, 

Olivia 💜


Comments

  1. Lynn Woods

    My husband has been trying to talk me into going to Durango to that hot springs. I refuse to go because he wants to go in the Winter. I don’t do cold!

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      o.wildandfreeoutdoors@gmail.com

      Yeah the cold is intense, but also a beautiful sight to see!! It’s even more beautiful I’m sure in the fall!!! Maybe y’all can compromise and go in September or October?! 🙂

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  2. June Rostad

    My husband and I are thinking about a similar trip up here to the Poconos because we just adore the outdoors too. I’m going to bookmark your post, because Colorado sounds like an awesome trip to put on the list!

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