There is definitely something that changes when you pass the ‘wilderness area’ sign at the trailhead.

No roads, no people, no motorized vehicles, just mountains and silence. Something changes within you too – the crisp air feels crisper, the sounds of the wind whistle around you, and the smells of the pine scent carried by that wind fill your nostrils.

This is Colorado at it’s finest.

Wilderness Area

Twining Peak, Independence, Colorado