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Family Friendly Adventure Trips in San Luis Valley

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 Essentials2019-06-22T12:48:04-06:00

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

Take on New Adventures: 5 Winter Adventuring Tips


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, [...]

Take on New Adventures: 5 Winter Adventuring Tips2019-05-07T17:15:03-06:00

Fat Biking 4 Seasons of Fun!


Fat Biking - 4 Seasons of Fun! Article & Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Have you seen the fat tire bikes cruising in, around and above the San Luis Valley? With miles upon miles of multi-use trail, single and double track, and forest roads to explore, maybe it’s time to see [...]

Fat Biking 4 Seasons of Fun!2019-06-22T12:48:25-06:00

Tour Time Lobo Overlook


Tour Time - Lobo Overlook Article & Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo For winter adventurers seeking a moderately difficult tour via cross-country skis or other touring setups (e.g., AT, telemark, splitboard), consider the route from the Continental Divide to Lobo Overlook. “Lobo”, spanish for wolf, is the name given to the [...]

Tour Time Lobo Overlook2019-02-11T18:19:32-06:00

Big Meadows Reservoir XC Skiing


Article and Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Cross-country skiing is a great way to stay active during the snowy winter months, but it can also be an opportunity to explore new places. The San Luis Valley and surrounding San Juan Mountains features XC-ski-only trails as well as multi-use forest roads and [...]

Big Meadows Reservoir XC Skiing2019-05-29T21:30:59-06:00

Winter Fun with Kids!


Article and Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo So you’re new parents and you want to keep outdoor activity high on the list all year long, right? Or, maybe you’re well-seasoned caretakers looking for a new outdoor experience for the little ones? Whatever your title or outdoor goals, winter is as great [...]

Winter Fun with Kids!2019-05-09T16:39:04-06:00