“Lean on summer’s last breaths, and fall gracefully into winter.” ~Terri Guillemets
Fall is a family fave, and as temperatures cool and colors warm, Colorado is the place to be. With offerings like apple picking, leaf peeping, pumpkin patching, and Oktoberfesting…you really can’t go wrong.
Our 1st Stop: Colorado history, castles + colorful vista views!
~ Mount Falcon Castle Trail Loop ~
We chose to wander this family-friendly trail to a historical site with castle remains from the early 1900s’ Walker Mansion.
Mount Falcon Castle Trail Loop boasts views of Red Rocks Park (above).
Based on a Bavarian castle, the architectural ruins of Mr. John Brisben Walker’s dream are quite spectacular.
There exist several versions of the castle’s tale, but common fact is that the home burnt down, struck by lightening in 1918.
Researching our adventure, we were impressed with the visions and entrepreneurial success of Mr. Walker (Cosmo Magazine, Locomobile Co., Summer White House dreams, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and more!).
The tragic ending to this story gives the tale true historical intrigue.
Forging our own trail, we made some unexpected discoveries…
Geocache find behind the castle remains!!
For more information on the Mount Falcon Castle Trail Loop: AllTrails
And the Geocaching continues.