There have been a lot of places shutting their doors due to Covid-19 lately. Now I know there are people like me who aren't cool with the whole quarantine idea. Years ago after walking Mount Cristo Rey, and right after I began feeling sick. I went to the doctor and sure enough, I had caught what the news had been warning about. I ended up catching the swine flu which I had to be in quarantine for a week.

It was the last week of October which means I had to miss out on Halloween. Now I like to be out and about instead of being cooped up inside the house. Thankfully I didn't go insane being locked up inside with no contact from the outside world. But the way the Covid-19 pandemic has been spreading places are closing for the time being. But there are places you can visit that aren't in a tight-knit space with a crowd of people. Below is a list of places you can escape out of the house for a bit for some fresh air.

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    McKelligon Canyon

    McKelligon Canyon is a nice place to escape for some fresh air and a nice view. Another plus is each little hut has a wide distance from the others. But before sitting be sure to spray down the benches just in case.

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    The Wall

    f you're on the Westside of town then you should know about this place. This is where people go to offroad, ride their quads, and dirt bikes. Besides that, it is also a getaway from the city lights and sounds. Plus, it is also the place most offroaders enjoy having bonfires.

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    Red Sands

    If you're on the Eastside of town then you're very familiar with this place. This area is bigger than the wall when it comes to offroading. It is a wide-open space and you can definitely see why it is called Red Sands. Clearly this area has enough space for families to go over a few hills without contacting Covid-19.

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    Franklin Mountains

    The Franklin Mountains is where people like to go for a hike or just roam the mountains. The Franklin Mountains isn't a crowded area. It has a few hikers that are generally distanced from each other. But it sure is a nice place to escape from home.