A Complete Guide to Colorado’s Historical Gold Belt

About 100 miles south of Denver, tucked neatly behind Pike’s famed peak, lies one of the most historically rich sites in all of Colorado: The Gold Belt. A literal gold mine beginning in the late 1800s, the area is still mined today producing upwards of $700 million in gold each year. Cripple Creek and Victor are…

9 Unique Accommodations to Take Your Colorado Adventures Up A Notch

Mountain getaways are a dime a dozen in Colorado where options for accommodation seem endless. But if you like to add a bit of fun and adventure to your travels, why not stay in some of Colorado’s most unique accommodations while you’re at it? With everything from tipis and working ranches to backcountry huts and…

Best Colorado Outdoor Brands for Backcountry Exploring

With the amount of time the average Coloradan spends outdoors each year expected to be much higher than the national average, it should come as no surprise that the demand for outdoor gear is at an all time high. Whether you are into day hikes, backpacking treks, rafting, climbing, or any other outdoor activity a certain…

65 Unique Ways to Give Back in Colorado This Summer

Summertime in Colorado is pretty awesome. Camping, hiking, backpacking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, outdoor yoga, trail running, free concerts and movies in the park are just a few of the great activities we all look forward to this time of year. When the temperatures rise and we want to seek refuge in the mountains or…

3 Completely New Ways to Enjoy Vail in the Summer

One of the hottest winter destinations in all of Colorado, Vail can be easy to overlook when it comes to planning your summer adventure. But as this area offers practically every outdoor favorite you can imagine, you will want to add it to your summer plans.If you have lived in Colorado all your life or…

5 Outdoor Challenges to Conquer in Colorado This Summer

It will come as no surprise to learn that Coloradans love a good physical challenge. Regularly named one of the healthiest states in America, Colorado’s all-inclusive outdoor scene is a draw for locals and visitors alike. With outdoor activities ranging from climbing a fourteener to ice climbing, extreme mountain biking to back country skiing, there is…

11 Colorado Instagrammers That’ll Give You Serious Wanderlust

Hello fellow outdoor adventurers, @SarahStap here! As the temperatures climb back into the 80s this week, many of us are beginning to feel the summer travel bug. The mountains provide a playground of outdoor activities from camping and hiking to climbing and rafting, allowing everyone from novice to expert to enjoy their summer adventures. If…

The Best Food & Wine Festivals in the High Country this Summer

In the mountains of Colorado, there is never a shortage of activities to keep busy in the summertime. But there’s more to do that doesn’t involve breaking a sweat. If eating and drinking are more your speed, there are plenty of culinary and boozy festivals to satisfy your inner food and wine lover. These fun…

101 of the Most Beautiful Hikes in Colorado

Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Colorado, and for good reason. Our great state is home to arguably some of the most spectacular and diverse hikes in the country, and is a big part of summer weekends for Coloradans all across the state. You can expect waterfalls, alpine lakes, wildlife, thick…

An Insider’s Guide to Exploring Palisade This Summer

Colorado’s Western Slope is home to some of Colorado’s most prized towns and attractions, but it’s difficult to compare to the quaint and charming town of Palisade. Full of wineries, peach orchards, and unbelievable scenery, this is a place to truly relax and unwind. One of the most obvious differences between this quiet part of…

A Procrastinator’s Guide to Camping Without Reservations in Colorado

Summer is just around the corner and that brings one of our favorite summer activities with it: camping. While many campgrounds have been accepting reservations for months, and are subsequently sold out, you aren’t entirely out of luck if you haven’t gotten around to planning your outdoor getaway. Colorado is home to dozens of campgrounds that are first…

A Mapped Guide to the Ultimate Colorado Road Trip

It might surprise you to know that many Coloradans, native or otherwise, have never visited some of the states most iconic and beautiful spots. The Colorado National Monument, the Four Corners Monument, San Juan National Forest, and dozens of cute little mountain towns should definitely be a part of your summer plans this year. And if…