Earlier this month I traveled to Breckenridge, Colorado with my family for a week of Rocky Mountain views. As someone who has never visited Colorado before, I was eager to see what the Centennial state had to offer and was blown away by the intense natural beauty almost immediately. On the day I traveled to Colorado, I caught a very early flight into Denver. After landing in the late afternoon, I met my family at the airport so that we could make the two hour drive to our rental in Breckenridge. From the moment we left the city the skyline opened up to reveal some of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen. That night I tucked in early to help fend off a slight bought of altitude sickness and woke the next morning eager to explore.
After relaxing for a bit, we set out for the Snowflake Trailhead which was conveniently located a two minute walk from our rental.
The trail, which is really more of a light walk, was such a great way to acclimate to the altitude. Winding gently through bubbling streams and delicate waterfalls, the trail eventually opened up to a perfectly serene lake and sweeping landscape views. Needless to say, I was completely smitten and didn't want to leave.
On the second day, I was still fighting a little altitude sickness so we kept it simple with another light walk. This trail offered continuous mountain views, the freshest air, and the loveliest wildflowers. To suit the cooler than expected temps I wore my Everlane u-neck tee, Madewell jeans and Zara shawl.
I kept my accessories simple and stuck to my J. Crew bangle and Massimo Dutti belt.
This adorable little cottage at the end of our hike, was staged as it would have looked during the gold rush.
On our third day in Breckenridge we drove back into Denver to pick up my sister! Unfortunately I left my camera at home so I wasn't able to take any pictures. BUT, on our fourth day we took my favorite hike of the whole trip and snapped more than enough pictures to make up for the day before.
Known as Hoosier Pass, this gorgeous trail sits at an elevation of 11,539 feet and offers some of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen.
The weather on our fourth day was absolutely freezing so I wore my black long-sleeve tee, Madewell jeans and Zara leather jacket. For accessories I wore my favorite turquoise Zara necklace, Massimo Dutti belt and Forever 21 hat.
Simply picturesque, there is truly no other way to describe it. This hike featured a gradual climb and appeared to be nestled in the clouds. Lined with endless wildflowers and gorgeous evergreens, the hike far exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it if you're ever in the area.
On our fifth and final day in Breckenridge we ventured on another hike - I promise we did more than hike, I just left my camera at home for the downtown walks and delicious dinners. Instead, I captured those parts of our trip over on Instagram stories. Anyway, our final hike was just as lovely as those before it, but definitely a little more difficult. The weather this day was also much cooler than it had been prior so I pulled out my sweater to stay warm.
The endless hues of green were simply beautiful.
Winding upward into the mountains, this hike was the perfect blend of forest and trails. As if the fresh air and gorgeous views weren't enough, the trail was also covered in lush greenery and had the cutest chipmunks I've ever seen! They were adorably friendly and even ate out of my hand!! I felt like Snow White and managed to capture it on film - included in my trip lookbook below.
The weather on our final day was the perfect blend of rainy and exhilarating. To suit the cool temps I wore my cream L.L. cableknit sweater, Madwell jeans and new hiking boots. About 15 minutes into our hike it started to rain so I pulled my hair back with a tortoise shell J. Crew barrette.