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Climbing Colorado’s Fourteeners (14ers) Posted By dan on
Colorado 14ers

Here’s an indexed list of the Colorado 14ers. Click on the each peak’s name to view GPS files/maps, trip reports, and photos. Be sure to chronicle each summit in your Adventure Passport and add any unlisted Routes via the blue button located under the map on the RouteFinder ( you can also edit the routes to improve [...]


We have plenty of terrain over 10,000 feet in Colorado, which means there’s plenty of potential for altitude sickness. Visitors from the “flatlands,” or more accurately the lowlands, are sometimes reminded by dizziness that we do, in fact, have to drink more water at higher altitudes. Ask any mountain guide what you can do to [...]


  One late spring Saturday, my girlfriend and I had planned to be on the classic Direct East Face route on the First Flatiron before anyone else in the metro area. We got up early, drove up to Boulder in the dark, and as soon as we hit the Chautauqua Park parking lot, we hopped [...]

Hanging Lake Trail

Today is the first day of summer so the days are longer and the snow’s finally melted, which mean’s it’s time to start getting outside more regularly. Here’s a guide to hiking Denver. If these trails aren’t your bag then you can run your own search on Panorak to filter for dog friendly trails, or [...]

3 beginner climbing areas, Denver/Boulder Posted By Brendan on
rock climber

One of the greatest things about living on the Front Range is the thousands of rock climbing routes we have within a 2-hour drive of most of our doorsteps – and even moreso what lies within an hour or half-hour. All three of these crags have walk-up toprope access (but still be careful as you [...]

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I’m not anyone’s mother, but stories like this make me feel like being everyone’s mother. I wouldn’t call myself an experienced backcountry skier. But the days I ski every year are backcountry days, and when I ski, my No. 1 goal is not dying. No. 2 is fun, and No. 3 is skiing fun terrain. [...]

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