El Paso County, Colorado

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    5 Backcountry Huts for Winter Adventures in Colorado

    Colorado is home to a pretty spectacular variety of backcountry huts, stunning mountain ski cabins, and other public and private winter getaways in the high country. The huts offer shelter from the biting winter cold as well as a base for winter adventures like backcountry skiing. Here are a few ...
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    A 2-Day Itinerary for Your Trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park

    How can you explore Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in just two days, you might ask? Either you finally have your two days off of work after a long forty hour week and you’re located in Colorado, or you might be on your next great American road trip and only have two days to explore N...
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    How to Organize Your Gear Room

    My gear organization didn’t always look this way. I had spent years dreaming of someday having a well-organized gear room. During that time, I had grown accustomed to sifting through giant plastic totes, rummaging under the bed, or searching in random backpacks attempting to find that one piece ...
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    How To Explore Southern Colorado To Its Fullest

    Colorado is known for its tall mountains and great winter sports. This is all I thought the state was good for but now, after spending 17 days in this sunny state I have been proven wrong first hand. With driving, kayaking, climbing, hiking, camping, exploring and drinking you can have one wild e...
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    5 Must-Do Hiking and Running Trails in Fort Collins, Colorado

    Most people think of Fort Collins as the loud beating heart of Colorado’s thriving microbrew community, and it is, but it is also a proud gateway to the Rocky Mountains: positioned right up against the Front Range and a mere 45 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, and even less to the Cache...
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    Colorado's Most Incredible Season From The Air

    Two years ago I released "Colorado - A Living Landscape", a 5-year time-lapse project featuring fall in Colorado. Last year I set out to create the same powerful visual connection as the first film, but with my drone. This is Colorado's most incredible season and locations as seen from the air. ...
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    8 Night Photography Photos from Camping at Colorado's Jones Pass

    Jones Pass is my hidden camping go-to spot in Colorado. It requires high-clearance vehicles for the majority of the pass but offers amazing views of Colorado that are relatively unknown. I tend to dip off to Jones Pass if I want to spend a spontaneous night out camping but don't have the time to ...
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    The United States Should Adopt The Allemannsretten

    Originally posted on out-spiration.com Freedom to Roam Ahhh, the exhilarating feeling of open fields and rushing waters; the golden aspens glimmering in the wind; those pristine mountains capped in snow; the freedom to roam. Here in the United States we pride ourselves on our park systems and pub...
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    Biologists Run Rapids to Monitor Fish Species in the Colorado River

    Chirping bats navigate the towering canyon walls that enclose the Colorado River from the outside world. They beat their delicate wings with certainty as they await the rise of the full moon over the rim. Their bouncing vocals, used for echolocation, and the rushing rapids of the Colorado River a...
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    5 Great Spots in Colorado for Fall Colors

    Looking to catch some fall colors around Colorado? Now's the time! Hit the road for those beautiful changing aspen trees. You'll know it's an aspen because of the way that it is.1. AspenEasily one of the most popular places in Colorado to catch the changing colors, it's not without good reason. T...
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  • A Call to Recreate Responsibly

    I have noticed over this past summer the level of the trash, left along back roads, at campsites, or along hiking trails has steadily increased. Each time I come across a trashed campsite or a dog poop bag left along a trail I think "Why, why is this happening?" It simply does not make any sense ...
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  • Gray Wolf Reintroduction, What Does 2023 Look Like In Colorado?

    I followed this issue closely once I learned it was being placed on the November 2020 Colorado ballot. I was quite shocked that the reintroduction of a predatory species had found its way to a statewide vote. On that November 3rd day, while watching other monumental ballot issues, I kept a watchf...
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    Fire Season in Colorado: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do to Help

    As of Tuesday July 10, 2018, there are 14 fires burning over 191,000 acres in Colorado. Over half of that is from a single, human-caused fire. At least one other fire was caused by humans (with 6 more having unknown or under-investigation statuses). There have been at least 130 homes/structures d...
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  • Outbound Reviewed: Gnarbox, Your Computer Substitute

    I honestly don't know why a product like this hasn't come along sooner! For those of you who don't know what a Gnarbox is, it's a small device about the size of an external hard drive. The device serves two purposes; one to store your photos / video like an external hard drive would, but more imp...
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    Colorado's San Juan National Forest is closing to ALL access. Here's what you need to know.

    Over the weekend the "416" fire burning outside of Durango more than doubled in size, to 17,000 acres. Over 2,000 homes have been evacuated, and the fire is only around 10% containment. It's the first large fire of what is shaping up to be a terrible fire season in Colorado. Statewide snowpack wa...
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  • Lessons Learned From The Colorado Trail

    Every experience in the outdoors can prove to be a learning opportunity. The goal is to take those lessons learned and to ensure that future small or large mishaps do not occur again.  On my first solo backpacking trip on the Colorado Trail a few years ago, I learned multiple lessons after I enc...
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