On Mother’s Day last year, we went hiking in Red Mountain Open Space. This is a county-owned natural area up by the Wyoming border, and adjacent to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area (coincidentally the site of my last post). We started on some familiar trails, before descending down Big Hole Wash and taking the K-Lynn Cameron Trail.
Although we’ve been coming here for years, we’ve never hiked this trail before, and it’s simply stunning. The trail starts by visiting a small homestead. Nearby, a deep gulch is cut into soft red rock.
From there, you ascend up through a long red-rocked valley, giving great views of the surrounding country.
The hike ended with the familiar, but still spectacular, hike through another red-rocked canyon.