With all our errands to run getting ready for the continental divide hike, it’s hard to get good day hikes in too! Today my Dad takes us up a trail on Bear Mountain behind his partner Sarah’s house in Indian Hills. It’s mostly nice forested hillside, with occassional views of Denver far below.
We top out in an area of palacial homes. One has a small domed astronomical observatory on top of a wooden tower. We continue to the very top, where a strange stone house is for sale. All the wood is rotting, it has baby blue carpets, a V-shaped pool and hot tub, and a stunning view of Mt. Evans. We conclude that it was a 70’s playboy’s house, long abandoned.