Up for a hike? Consider the Barnes Butte trail. Accessible from the Ironhorse subdivision and just minutes from downtown, the trailhead begins at the old ranch house and takes you to the top of the butte. There is no shortage of wildlife in the area, and if they are on leash, dogs are welcome.
The last half mile includes some steep and rocky terrain, but the views are worth every step. On a clear day there are 360’ of the rimrock, the Ochocos and the cascades.