One of our all-time favorite places to hike in Colorado is Three Sisters/Alderfer Park outside Evergreen, CO. It's a sprawling 700+acre park with these massive rock formations to climb around and on. To help motivate the kids, I brought out a "surprise": I had brought our old trekking poles for the kids to use as walking sticks.
The whole family had a great time on the hike.
Irene took a break from being carried.
Even Emma got into climbing around on the rocks.
The boys played hide-and-seek in the rocks.
The weather was a little gray, but the views were spectacular.
After being carried for the first part of the hike, Ezra was ready to take his pole in hand and start walking. Amazingly, he made it all the way back around to the car.
Olivia and I made it to the top of one of the "sisters"
Rebecca was such a trooper, carrying two little ones!