Doubly Beautiful

How can the beauty of Glen Eyrie Castle be improved upon? It is nestled amongst the red rock spires and stands at the mouth of the stunning Queens Canyon in Colorado Springs. This is a unique place that has beauty during all seasons. Whether the grounds be a lush green from the canyon run off…

Glen Eyrie Castle

This is Glen Eyrie Castle, a hidden gem in Colorado Springs. It was originally built as a residential estate by General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. Palmer was a veteran of the civil war and a railroad tycoon. The castle is now a retreat center owned by The Navigators, a worldwide Christian…

Domo Garden

Is their anything more beautiful than a tree in its autumn color change and flowers still flush with their summer color? Add them together and throw in some stunning red rock formations and you have a recipe for some pretty amazing scenery. I took this picturesque early autumn photo on the Glen Eyrie property in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The…

Agile Bighorn

Bighorn sheep are amazing creatures. I have seen them run up vertical rock faces and slam into one another without missing a step. Just trying to slowly climb up similar surfaces leaves me gasping for air and while I’m not a great physical specimen I’m not that out of shape. It is hard to tell…

Winter Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I found this survivor of the yearly turkey slaughter shortly after last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. She took refuge on the Glen Eyrie property  in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The property might as well be a wildlife refuge, as hunting isn’t permitted on it or any of the adjacent properties. It is home to turkeys, bighorns, deer, coyotes,…

Punch Bowls

These pools of water are known as the Punch Bowls, located on Glen Eyrie property inside Queens Canyon in Colorado Springs. The trail to the pools was shut down due to the effect of the Waldo Canyon Fire on the Queens Canyon in 2012. It is anticipated that this trail will remain closed until 2020, but…

Snowy Run

This is one of the bighorn sheep that resides year-round in the area around Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Don’t worry, he wasn’t alone. He is running from me to catch up with the rest of his pack that I scared off moments earlier. This was one of the largest snows we received in early…

Queens Canyon Stream

This photo is truly a moment and landscape most likely lost to history. The trek up Queens Canyon was one of my favorite hikes in Colorado Springs. In 2012, the Waldo Canyon wildfire swept through the area and Queens Canyon has been subsequently closed to hikers for the forseeable future. It it closed because of the…