Fred Burr Canyon is a beautiful place to hike in the spring,
with the reservoir being a wonderful destination for a day-hike.
A friend and I enjoyed having the reservoir and the trail on the way in to ourselves.
It was pretty windy and chilly at the reservoir, which is to be expected out here this time of year. Spring in the mountains is definitely a time for taking multiple layers!
The snow remaining in the upper elevations adds to the beauty of mountain views.
We enjoyed the surrounding views in all directions as we ate lunch in the sunshine.
The water is still pretty low this time of year, but it will be filling up soon.
God's beauty of nature is all around! :)
The creek below a snow-melt waterfall on the northern canyon wall.
This portion of the creek was such a gorgeous green!
Snow-melt waterfalls are a common sight in the spring.
Unlike the mountain stream waterfalls, these are only temporary.
The many rock formations add much interest along the way.
Round trip distance to the reservoir and back is about 10 miles depending what part you hike around to. Be sure to plan for a few hours so you have time to enjoy it. :)