El Paso County, Colorado

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    Opting Outside for a Colorado Thanksgiving

    Every year I eagerly look forward to the start of hut season in Colorado, escaping far away from the rest of the world to a remote winter cabin.  As much as I love the opportunity to ski fresh lines all day long, it's really the time spent with friends sharing food, games, and stories of past ad...
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    From Sea Level to 14,000 ft. - Checking off my First 14er in Colorado

    I've always wanted to chase the fall colors and the golden aspens in Colorado I have always heard about and seen pictures of so this fall I booked a flight to Denver, rented a mini SUV and was off to the mountains. For the first couple of days I was in awe by the beauty that Colorado had to offer...
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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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  • 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 is Officially Open for the 2016-2017 Winter Season

    This time of year is always exciting in the ski industry, more so in Colorado. In late fall we often have a handful of ski film premieres, like Level 1's Pleasure and Teton Gravity Research's Tight Loose, both incredible films in my opinion. A few weeks after, the snow begins to fall in the high-...
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • Denver, Colorado

    24 Perfect Hours in Denver

    Denver is the shining jewel of the Rocky Mountains. The fastest growing city in the United States truly has it all: unparalleled access to the outdoors, intricate bike paths, and a never-ending plethora of delicious breweries, restaurants and coffee shops.  After living here for 25 years, Dirt Ro...
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    Top 5 Spring hikes near Denver

    Nestled right up next to the Rocky Mountains, it isn't too hard to find amazing hikes near Denver. While winter never really wants to say "goodbye" to the Rockies, as the warmer days of spring start getting thrown in the mix, it's a good time to get out and hit the trail. Dust off - or defrost - ...
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    Top 5 Winter Hikes Near Denver

    Think hiking season in Colorado ended with the arrival of snow? Think again! If you’re not afraid to bundle up and get your blood pumping for warmth, a winter hike or snowshoe in Colorado has a lot to offer the outdoors enthusiast. Don’t leave the stunning winter scenery to the skiers. Get up clo...
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    7 Family Friendly Adventures Near Denver

    Denver is full of family-friendly activities, both on the streets of its welcoming downtown and out in the mountains that made this city famous. Whether you're in Denver for a weekend or live here year-round, there's no shortage of outdoor fun to be had with your little ones in tow. Here are a fe...
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    Top 10 Gear Picks from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018

    A few times a year, the outdoor industry gathers at Outdoor Retailer to show off the latest and greatest gear, hold discussions and panels covering topics most important to our community, and share ideas for innovation and collaboration across the board. Over a couple days of walking the floor in...
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  • Denver, Colorado

    Weekend Excursion: 72 Hours In Denver (Winter Edition)

    Denver, Colorado is a well known winter adventure destination full of snowy mountains, ski lifts, sunshine, adventurous people, and a wonderful craft beer scene. Browsing through social media will show countless examples of snowy adventures and adventurers with huge smiles on their faces. Althoug...
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