The snow might be flying in the high country, but the lower lands, including the foothills and valleys - still have some trails worth exploring! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite our hiking essentials to help you stay prepared for a day on the trail. Here they are, from the bottom up! Footwear Take [...]
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A lot of digital technologies are on the market these days - from personal assistants to keep track of your activity levels to navigation-enabled “wearables” featuring wrist-sized maps. But what happened to traditional timepieces that can stand the test of the elements? We’re talking about a watch that is abrasive resistant, waterproof, and solid; a [...]
Late summer is upon us, but hiking and backpacking season is still in full swing. If you’re tired of carrying everything but the kitchen sink into the backcountry, here are 5 tips to help you move toward an ultralight kit. Pack dehydrated meals & snack bars to shed weight Freeze dried and dehydrated foods have [...]
The San Luis Valley is keeping music alive thanks to the annual Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival - and this year, it’s bigger than ever! “Rhythms” will take place Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4, with a full 3-day line-up, weekend morning yoga, food, art and other vendors, kid’s activities and on-site camping. [...]
Camping doesn't have to be uncomfortable. In fact, just because you choose to to sleep outside for a few nights doesn't mean you choose to throw cozy out the window. For us, camping is all about staying connected to the places we love. And, after spending many nights in tents, we've found some great gear [...]
As you ready yourself for another gorgeous Colorado weekend, consider grabbing your bathing suit & dipping your toes in a few geothermal hot spring pools after a day of exploring the high country. Colorado is jam-packed with easy-to-access and hidden backcountry pools ready for anyone with a willingness to go! If that includes you, here [...]
Are you thinking about making your way into the Colorado backcountry this season? Knowing where to go and bringing along the right gear are important to ensuring a successful trip. Maybe you plan to float the Rio Grande or explore the miles of smaller creeks in the southern San Juans and Sangre de Cristo mountains. [...]
If you’re anything like me, the weekend can’t come soon enough. Thankfully, for those “weekend warriors” out there, the region has countless opportunities to explore, learn and play. From solo hikes to family fishing adventures, here are two winter destinations and some helpful tips to make your multi-adventure weekend happen! Snowshoeing & Ice Fishing at [...]
With seemingly countless miles of easily-accessible trails in the region, there is almost no reason to stop you from getting outside - even in winter. Here are 5 tips to get you on the trail this season! Get outfitted While hiking is an option year round, why not explore winter-specific activities? Getting fitted for skis, [...]