Buena Vista, Colorado

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  • Colorado

    These Colorado 14ers are newly off-limits to the public

    There are 58 peaks in Colorado over 14,000 feet. Visitors and locals add these Colorado hikes to their bucket-lists - some try to climb all of them! Legislative changes have led private landowners who own some of these peaks to rethink offering public access. Colorado hikes affected by liability...
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    Marmot Men's Avant Featherless Hoody Review

    Puffies are my favorite jackets and probably my favorite apparel! I own 4 different puffy jackets now, I wear them year-round, and if you see me in the wild there's a good chance I have one on. Warm puffy jackets keep me cozy from Colorado's cold summer mountain nights to Alaska's sub-zero tundra...
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    Review: MountainSmith K9 Dog Pack

    After carrying Riley’s water bottles, bowls, treats, doggie bags, booties, and paw wax for many years I had decided it was time that Riley started contributing by carrying his own weight on our hiking adventures.  Dog Pack designs have developed extensively in popularity and practicality in rece...
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  • Colorado

    5 Days, 5 Ski Mountains: A Powder-Fueled Road Trip Through Colorado

    Are you ready for a challenge? This winter, take a road trip that tackles the slopes of five different ski resorts over five days. Where is this nirvana, you ask? Why, Colorado, of course. Colorado is home to some of the most sought-after Ikon Pass destinations in the United States. With your Iko...
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  • The Impacts of a Record Snow Year in Colorado

    Colorado is having a great snow year. Rather, an insanely great snow year. Average snowpack across the state is over 500% for this time of year, and hit over 100% in some counties. The ski industry in the state had a record year for skier days. Several late season storm systems refreshed the snow...
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  • Colorado

    Falling in Love in the Outdoors

    "Gimme a kiss to build a dream onAnd my imaginationWill thrive upon that kissSweetheart, I ask no more than thisA kiss to build a dream on" We took off on the dirt road as these words came across the stereo. I turned to Jared on my left, with the biggest grin on my face and thought, "Who is this ...
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  • Colorado

    When Adventures Go Wrong

    Have you ever had an adventure that went completely wrong? Well, that was Jared's and I adventure this past Saturday. Jared and I had a Saturday off together which doesn't happen very often, and I wanted to make the most of it by exploring in the mountains. We had a few different locations i...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    The Ultimate Adventure Bucket List for Aspen, Colorado

    This Colorado mountain town is so well known, in fact, that its reputation as a glitzy ski resort sometimes overshadows its adventurous roots. But don't be fooled, Aspen is a destination for even the most hard-to-impress explorers. Are you ready to check it out? Here are the adventures you should...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Autumn Leaf Peeping below the Maroon Bells

    Ah, the Maroon Bells. One of the iconic landscapes of the region. While unofficially recognized as the most photographed scene in the country, one trip to Maroon Lake in the early morning and you can quickly confirm it for yourself. Dozens of photographers lining the shore of the lake, at times s...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    3 Adventures in Aspen with Beautiful Autumn Leaves

    While there are hundreds of places around the country with pretty remarkable fall foliage displays, Aspen is definitely one of our favorites. There's something really calming about walking through a grove of aspen trees, engulfed in the resounding golden color, with nothing on your mind but where...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    The Other Side of Aspen: 6 Amazing Hiking Trails

    Aspen is most well known for its amazing skiing, millionaire patrons, and playing host to perhaps the greatest comedy of all time. It's understandable that a lot of people aren't aware that this Colorado ski town actually has really easy access to incredible hiking and backpacking trails. The fam...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    5 Hikes to See Fall Foliage in Aspen

    Aspen, Colorado gets so meta in the fall, when its namesake tree splashes the mountains and valleys with brilliant shades of yellow and orange. Apart from the spectacular show—which is absolutely worth seeing on its own—fall is a magical time of year to be in the mountains. The crush of summer ha...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Up High on the Down Low: 72 Hours of Outdoor Adventure in Breckenridge, Fall Edition

    If you have ever visited Breckenridge, Colorado in the fall, then you have likely experienced the euphoria that comes with the golden leaves, crisp air, and the all-around happiness of locals and visitors alike. Here is a 72 hour plan to achieve your own high level of stoke in one of the coolest ...
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    A Weekend Adventure Guide to Crested Butte, Colorado

    Check out more photos from the weekend on my website! Camping: Variety of camping on Slate River Rd. - primitive and uniformed (Oh Be Joyful) campgrounds. The road goes back about 15 miles up to Paradise Divide, where it starts to swerve back down toward Gothic with camping the whole way just ...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    The Four Pass Loop (in a day)

    The Four Pass Loop is generally considered the best backpacking trip in Colorado, and has a strong argument for being one of the most stunning loops in North America. As the name implies, the loop hits four high passes -- Buckskin (12,462'), Trail Rider (12,415'), Frigid Air (12,500'), and West M...
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