4-day Boulder, Colorado Itinerary for Outdoor Enthusiasts
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by Kaylin Zittergruen
3w ago
I lived in Colorado for six years and spent many days exploring Boulder. I have fond memories of hiking in Chautauqua Park with my husband on our first visit to Boulder, brewery hopping at Avery Brewing Co. and Sanitas with my friends from college, watching The Lumineers at the Boulder Theater, and showing my out-of-state family around Pearl Street when they came to visit. If the mountains are calling and you must go, consider using this Boulder, Colorado itinerary to help you plan an epic trip to the mountains. With 300 miles of hiking and biking trails, there are plenty of opportunities to g ..read more
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6 Best Hikes Within One Hour of Denver
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by Kaylin Zittergruen
1M ago
As the capital of Colorado, Denver is a vibrant city with quick access to numerous trails. From downtown Denver, you can drive an hour or less and find yourself submerged in the evergreen trees and the Rocky Mountains, making it a convenient destination for hiking. When I lived in Colorado for six years, I spent many weekends and summers exploring the best hikes in Denver with friends and my husband. One of my favorite things to do was to go for a day hike and then drive into the city to grab drinks and food. Whether you’re visiting Denver for work, fun, or have time to kill during a layover a ..read more
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Backpacking the Four Pass Loop in Colorado’s Maroon Bells: Permits, Itineraries, And More!
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by Kaylin Zittergruen
3M ago
When you search on Google for images of Colorado, many of those breathtaking, iconic photos of mountain peaks surrounded by alpine lakes and wildflowers are of the Maroon Bells near Aspen. It is no wonder that many people wish to experience this magic for themselves, making the Four Pass Loop one of the most popular Colorado hiking trails. The famous Four Pass Loop trail spans 26 miles. As the name implies, this circuit includes four mountain passes (West Maroon – 12,500 feet; Frigid Air – 12,415 feet; Trail Rider -12,420 feet; Buckskin – 12,500 feet). Due to the high elevation and rocky terra ..read more
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How to Plan an Overnight Ruby-Horsethief Canyon Float
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by Leah Montera
1y ago
I was determined not to let outdoor adventures cease when my husband and I decided to become parents. Five months into my pregnancy, I learned about the fairly flat, family-friendly Ruby-Horsethief canyon section of the Colorado River and decided to try for a permit. I was intimidated but intrigued by an overnight river trip. I had many hesitations (especially being seven months pregnant!), but this trip is doable for a first-time rafter or family, and, more importantly, it’s worth it! This blog post will prepare you for how to get a permit, choose the perfect watercraft, pack the right gear ..read more
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10 Best Weekend Trips From Denver
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by Abby and Sam Price
1y ago
One of the most amazing things about living in Denver is the endless outdoor activities and adventures that you can go on from skiing to hiking and everything in between. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or looking for a quick getaway, there are plenty of beautiful weekend trips from the Denver metro area to some of the most beautiful destinations within Colorado. Within a short distance, there are countless adventures for outdoor enthusiasts including National Parks, wildlife-viewing opportunities, scenic byways, and so much more. Below you’ll find 10 of the best long weekend trips from Denve ..read more
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10 Best Ski Resorts in Colorado
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by Abby and Sam Price
1y ago
Colorado has over 20 ski resorts in the state, making it increasingly hard to pick which ones to visit. Each Colorado ski resort differs in terrain, location, peaks, and lodging so figuring out which resort suits you and your comfort level is very important. If you are heading out to the Colorado slopes then you’ll definitely want to narrow down which ski resort you should hit. Below you’ll find 10 of the best ski resorts in Colorado, with something for everyone on our list. Best Colorado Ski Resorts – Mapped! Most Family Friendly: Vail Ski Resort Vail is one of the most renowned ski reso ..read more
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20 Best Winter Vacation Destinations for Outdoor Adventure
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by Kristen Bor
1y ago
With off-season prices, thinner crowds, and the change of seasons, winter is one of my favorite times for outdoor adventure in the US. Whether you are a winter lover and want to hit the slopes on a snowy vacation or are looking for warm weather and sunshine, there are plenty of winter destinations where the season and weather will fit the bill. In this blog post, we’ve rounded up the best winter vacations in the US for outdoor adventure. Best Snowy Winter Vacation Destinations Visit Crested Butte, Colorado A few years ago, I had the opportunity to explore Crested Butte, Colorado in the winter ..read more
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Best Things To Do in Aspen In Summer
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by Kristen Bor
1y ago
When you think of Aspen, Colorado, you may think of ritzy hotels and decadent parties, or world-class skiing. But it’s also surrounded by some of North America’s most beautiful wilderness and is a natural basecamp for some incredible hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, and even paragliding—just about anything you can do outdoors. While Aspen is a 4-season destination, there’s tons of things to do in Aspen in summer, and below we share our favorites! Learn the best things to do in Aspen in summer including hiking, biking, camping & lodging, and restaurant recommendations. Important Reminder: A ..read more
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Complete Rocky Mountain National Park Winter Guide
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by Isak Kvam
2y ago
Winter is one of the best times to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. The crowds of summer and fall have subsided, the parking lots and roads are way less busy, and the trees and mountains are covered in fresh, pillowy snow. Rocky Mountain National Park winter visitors can also enjoy majestic views of the snow-covered Rocky Mountain peaks as they tower over the park’s icy streams while wildlife tracks weave through quiet forests for visitors to admire. Discover the best things to do for a winter getaway in Rocky National Park including winter activities, where to stay, and more. Important Rem ..read more
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5 Best Fall Hikes in Southwest Colorado
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by Kara Armano
2y ago
It’s hard to beat hiking in the fall, and that is especially true in Southwest Colorado. Crowds lessen, colors pop, and the chill in the air is invigorating. We’ve rounded up 5 of the best fall hikes in Colorado from Great Sand Dunes National Park to familiar mountain towns such as Durango and Telluride.  Each hike has its own unique features, but they all possess impressive views, fall foliage, untrammeled flora, and the chance to see native wildlife around every corner that you won’t want to miss on your trip to Southwest Colorado. Hit the trails with our guide to the best fall hikes in ..read more
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