I had a chance to get away this weekend to one of my “happy” places in the world… Taylor Park, Colorado. Roughly 38 miles west of Buena Vista, Colorado, and at approximately 9400 feet above sea level, the Taylor Reservoir is a place I spent many happy days during my childhood. Hopefully I will get a chance to share this beautiful area more and more with my own children in the years to come.
Growing up, my family and I spent many summers (between Memorial Day and Labor Day) at a cabin not far from this beautiful lake. We would fish and hike, and when the weather turned bad, just sit and watch the weather.
Now that I have a family of my own (as does my sister), we decided it was a good weekend to get away with our kids. We rented a cabin from the Taylor Park Trading Post and rented an ATV from Colorado ATV Rentals, which is also right there at the trading post. We bounced all around Taylor as well as up to Tincup, Colorado, a beautiful little town (you can see some pictures here), on our way to Mirror Lake. Mirror Lake is this gorgeous little lake a bit of a bouncy ride above TIncup. Pure clear water and views to die for in this serene lake on the way up to the top of Tincup Pass.
I’ll try and post some pictures of our trip. We just got back today, but we took many great pictures!
Thanks for reading. Hope you too can see some of what beautiful Colorado has to offer in Chaffee County near Gunnison, Colorado, and Taylor Park Reservoir. You can check out an aerial view via Google Maps here.
Until next time…