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Jump Start the New Year with a Hike at Pike's Peak State Park
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Jump Start the New Year with a Hike at Pike's Peak State Park

2019 is fast approaching! Do you happen to set a New Year's resolution each year? Could it be to exercise and/or get out and explore nature more? If so, here is the perfect way to jump-start the year. Come to the First Day Hike on Tuesday, January 1st at 1 o’clock atPike’s Peak State Park by McGregor.

Take in the glorious sights of rocky bluffs along the mighty Mississippi River. Breathe the fresh crisp air while you stroll along a widening wooden boardwalk. Listen closely for a tweet or a chirp coming from high up in the trees. (It's nature’s music.) Can you imagine the beautiful array of autumn colors that were on full display just a few short months ago? Now the once colorful leaves lay on the ground all dry and crisp.

Gaze just up ahead at the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls. Will the water be slowly flowing down the rocky slope? Or will it be frozen with a snowy-white icicle beard hanging from its edge? Admire the true beauty of it all. Then head back to the shelter to enjoy a cup of coffee or hot cocoa. As you warm up, by a toasty fire, relax and enjoy the start of a brand new year.

Jump into 2019 at Pikes Peak State Park!

By Gianna Manternach

Image credit: Pikes Peak State Park

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  1. Travel Iowa Team
    Travel Iowa Team
    Thanks so much for the post!
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  2. Siouxland Families Blog
    Siouxland Families Blog
    This looks so pretty! I had no idea this was there!!
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