Colorado parks - Lair o' the Bear Park hike Dunafon Castle

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Two days before hiking in Lair o' the Bear Park, I put a 6 ounce carton of Horizon Organic Yogurt in my freezer. On the day of our hike, I removed it and slipped it into a Kup Kollar. The cup sleeve keeps small yogurt containers frozen for 4-8 hours. The yogurt was a healthy, delicious trail snack!

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Dunafon Castle is located on a trail in Lair o' the Bear Park. Marcus Wright broke ground for his unique home in 1927. Michael Dunafon and Debbie Matthews are the current owners. The castle’s history is joyful and tragic.

Dunafon Castle is 1300 square feet located on 17 acres. It has 14 rooms, a wine cave, courtyard, and a dungeon. There are trout lakes and a water wheel on the property. The tree house is a miniature castle with knights’ crests painted on the side!

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This is the side yard along Bear Creek. The setting sun shining through the trees made Dunafon Castle look mystical. We felt as if we had stepped into a fairy tale and a brave knight would come riding toward us at any moment!