Take a Walk: Regis University

My pup, Neeko, requires a walk and a bit of fetch every morning and night. Our favorite spot to explore is the nearby Regis University campus. Founded in 1887, the Jesuit institution is home to more than 800 trees and shrubs hailing from about 200 species. Even though in the heart of the city, the campus is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I can’t help but smile when I see the gates.

A welcome sight, morning and night.
A welcome sight, morning and night.

My favorite spot to visit is this gigantic Weeping American Elm. This 80-year-old beauty boasts the honor of being named the Colorado State Tree Champion in the early 90s – an honor it still holds today. It is the largest of its type in the state with a tree canopy that is 70 feet wide. I like to visit because it feels like a private room dreamed up by a young girl longing for a tree house.

This beauty is more than 100 years old.
This beauty is 80 years old.
The view from afar.
The view from afar.

Additionally, there are many nooks with statues, unique architecture and flowers across the campus. I never tire of this walk!

Regis NookTree tunnelFlora on campus

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Take a Walk: Regis University

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