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    25 Beautiful Alpine Lakes in Colorado

    Did you know that Colorado is home to over 2,000 lakes? Seriously...over 2,000! Many of these lakes are nestled between some of the most incredible mountain scenery you'll ever lay eyes on, making them ideal for golden hour photoshoots. From short day hikes close to the city to multi-day backpack...
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    The 10 Best Hikes In Colorado

    You can be sure that the hikes of this majestic state are some of the best in the world. Climb grand mountain peaks, meander through fields of beautiful wildflowers, walk amongst wonderful wildlife, or just hang out at a gorgeous alpine lake. Colorado hikes have it all and they never disappoint. ...
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    25 Places in Colorado You’ll Want to Camp

    Colorado is one state that you absolutely need to add to to your camping bucket list. Home to the Rocky Mountains, pristine alpine lakes, starry skies and (if you go in the next few weeks) some of the most stunning displays of fall foliage you’ll ever see, Colorado is a camping paradise. So where...
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    5 Trail to Tavern Hikes in Colorado's Front Range

    There's nothing sweeter than a day spent in the mountains with friends followed by a delicious meal and a well-earned beer. Colorado's Front Range is one of the very best destinations for folks who need to get their nature fix on a daily basis but don't have time to get out of town (it also does...
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  • Building Our Adventure Van

    In 2017 we decided to head out on a road trip to visit all 48 contiguous states. Inspired by Instagram, we quickly came to the conclusion that #vanlife is the best way to see the country on the cheap.  We decided to build out an van ourselves and camp our way across the country with our dog, Harp...
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    10 Surprisingly Stellar Waterfalls In Colorado

    All that dry air up there means almost none of the famous greenery surrounding falls in the Pacific Northwest. What Colorado doesn't have in waterfalls though, it more than makes up for in high mountain vistas. Luckily those tall peaks have created some pretty unique spots in the centennial state...
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    Camp for Free: A Quick Guide to Dispersed Camping in Colorado

    Reserving a campsite in advance has its pros: a guaranteed spot, close proximity to trails and outdoor features, and amenities like showers and bathrooms. But in some popular Colorado areas, these prime campsites can set you back upwards of $45 a night; a pretty costly way to spend a weekend, esp...
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    The Top 10 Places For Fall Leaves In Colorado

    Many of us are excited about the arrival of autumn and all that comes with it...the crisp air, cool temperatures, bluebird days, and perhaps most important of all - mountainsides turning gold. The fall colors in Colorado are very different than many of the places to the east. In Colorado, there i...
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    10 Photos That Will Make You Add Lime Creek to Your Colorado Adventure List

    If you've lived in the Colorado's Vail Valley long enough, you've probably heard about Lime Creek. But to those of us who are not accustomed to the Valley it's most likely an unheard-of adventure oasis.  Just past Sylvan Lake State Park in Eagle, Colorado, you'll take a dirt road back about 24 mi...
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    Behind the Scenes of a Backcountry Photoshoot

    So I'm one of the lucky few who get to put "backcountry photographer" on my resume. While I fully acknowledge how dang cool it is to earn my income from hiking and camping, the reality means long, cold nights by myself. For a recent project photographing a 4-season tent I hiked in to Lake Isabel...
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    10 Must-Do Winter Hut Adventures in Colorado

    We love everything about exploring during the winter: bundling up in layers, the crisp fresh air, playing in the snow...count us in for all the winter wonderland fun. We'll admit it though, sleeping outside in the winter takes next level commitment, gear, and tolerance for the cold. Not to say we...
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    Colorado: A Living Landscape 4K

    For the 8 years I've lived in Colorado, I've been most enthralled by the short but incredible fall foliage season in the high country. I've experienced the magnificent autumn colors of the East Coast and Midwest, but nothing for me has compared to the scenes of massive mountains rising from stunn...
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    10 Photos of Colorado's Grand Summer Landscapes

    Wildflowers Colorado is certainly known for its epic display of alpine wildflowers, with Crested Butte considered the epicenter of floral beauty. Yet much closer, lesser known locales, including Butler Gulch and my personal favorite Herman Gulch are just under an hour's drive from Denver and they...
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    7 Reasons Why Fall in Colorado Is Truly Epic

    1. Snow Dusted Mountains Flanking Massive Aspen Groves We all associate fall with beautiful bright colors blanketing the landscape, and while Colorado may not have the vast range of colors across the spectrum as other states, there is something truly majestic about a scene full of stunning Aspen ...
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    Explore 3 Beautiful Trails at Colorado's Windy Saddle Park

    As a city-dweller who longs all week for upcoming weekend adventures, I often look to escape to the mountains during the week as well. Long winter nights are transforming into warm spring and long summer days, which provide the wonderful opportunity to find a welcoming trail after a long day in t...
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    Colorado's Great Sand Dunes May Be The Most Underrated National Park In America

    Although Great Sand Dunes is one of the lesser visited national parks, unique experiences and beautiful views abound in its 30 square miles of undulating dunes nestled below the Sangre de Cristo range. Read on to see what this southern Colorado park has to offer:1. The Tallest Sand Dunes in North...
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