Archive for the ‘Hiking’ Category

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 [...]

Hunting Aspens: The Best Fall Color Hikes in Colorado Posted By dan on
Fall hiking in Colorado

If you live in Denver, the perfect autumn hike might be closer than you think. Here’s the skinny on when to see the leaves changing in 2011 and where to go for the best fall hiking in Colorado. Sign up for a  Free Adventure Passport to chronicle your hikes and share your outdoor adventures. When [...]

26th Annual Vinotok | Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado Posted By dan on

Via – Outdoor Adventure The festival begins naturally with the Crested Butte Farmers’ Market on Sunday, Sept. 18. The market features fresh regional produce, preserves, arts and crafts, wine, cider, baked goods and other tasty treats from 10 a.m. Show original


The San Rafael Swell is a giant 3,000-square-mile dome-shaped uplift of sandstone, limestone and shale about 60 miles northwest of Moab, that little town in the desert everyone’s heard of. Over several million years, water has cut canyons and valleys out of the rock, giving lots of us a great playground. The Swell is also [...]


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 [...]

backpacking packing list

If you’re heading out on a first-time backpacking trip, here’s a backpacking packing list to help you out organize your gear. You might add a few things based on personal preference — for example, maybe you like to have a different spoon for stirring the pot other than the spoon you eat with, or you [...]

Tips for tackling your first Colorado 14er Posted By Brendan on
first 14er

More than 500,000 people will attempt to hike to the summit of at least one of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains this year — some already have, no doubt. As soon as all this pesky snow melts in June and July, lots of peaks on our high-country playground will be accessible to anyone with a pair of [...]

3 stout trail runs near Denver Posted By Brendan on
3 stout trail runs near Denver

If you’re a trail runner and you’re looking for the most punishment you can find within a short drive within 45 minutes of downtown Denver, these trails will deliver. Ranked in order of difficulty: 1. Mount Galbraith Loop, Mount Galbraith Park 4.2 miles, 1000 feet elevation gain This trail gains 1,000 feet in its first [...]

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