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Gear Roundup: Hiking Essentials


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 [...]

Gear Roundup: Hiking Essentials2019-11-27T22:00:34-07:00

Gear Review: Szanto Icon Signature Series Watch


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 [...]

Gear Review: Szanto Icon Signature Series Watch2019-10-01T20:38:51-06:00

5 Tips for Ultralight Hiking


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 [...]

5 Tips for Ultralight Hiking2019-08-26T11:22:59-06:00

Festival Spotlight: Rhythms on the Rio


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. [...]

Festival Spotlight: Rhythms on the Rio2019-08-01T13:14:36-06:00

6 Must-Have Cozy Camping Accessories


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 [...]

6 Must-Have Cozy Camping Accessories2019-07-31T09:14:24-06:00

Weekend Ready: Hot Springs Essentials


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 [...]

Weekend Ready: Hot Springs Essentials2019-07-18T15:12:24-06:00

Gear Review: SPOT X


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. [...]

Gear Review: SPOT X2019-06-27T11:11:26-06:00

Kids Biking Essentials


Spring has sprung and warmer weather is on the horizon, which means bike season is upon us! As you ready yourself for the transition from turns on spring corn to hero dirt, we have some of the season’s go-to gear to help you bring the little ones along for the ride. Our latest round-up features [...]

Kids Biking Essentials2019-12-16T19:02:36-07:00

Three Bags to Add to your Gear List


Bag lovers unite! If you're anything like me, you believe it is completely normal to have a closet dedicated to just bags. Bags for the trail, bags for the lake and river, bags for traveling, so on and so forth. While many purpose-built bags and packs have become one of my key pieces of [...]

Three Bags to Add to your Gear List2019-06-04T22:17:55-06:00

Multi-Adventure Weekends


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 [...]

Multi-Adventure Weekends2019-05-07T16:19:01-06:00