How to Prepare for Outdoor Activities at High Altitude
Millions of tourists flock to Colorado each year to soak in the fresh air, clear skies, and stunning views of nature. Colorado Springs is home to some of the most amazing sights in North America. But with beautiful mountain views comes high altitude, which can present various issues for visitors who don’t take precautions beforehand. At Broadmoor Outfitters, we’re committed to offering exciting outdoor tours to accommodate a wide variety of visitors, and we want you to enjoy your experience in Colorado Springs to the absolute fullest. That’s why we’ve compiled this short list of things to do to prepare for your outdoor adventure.
Take it easy
With an elevation of over 6,000 ft., it’s safe to say Colorado Springs is an ideal spot for outdoor enjoyment. However, the stress of altitude can take a toll on visitors that aren’t yet acclimated to the higher elevation. Taking it slow is one way to avoid overexerting yourself. Take your time when hiking outdoors or uphill, and don’t be afraid to ask your tour guide for a breather if you find one necessary. Our Colorado Springs tours are meant to be enjoyed and remembered, and we want everyone to feel safe as they navigate their time with us.
Drink more water
Ample hydration is crucial to avoid the pitfalls of altitude sickness. We can’t stress this enough. Your body dehydrates more quickly at higher altitudes, so you should definitely keep this in mind when on your Colorado Springs tour. You can even start preparing on the ride over. Whether you arrive by plane or by land, start drinking more water and make sure to keep it up for the entirety of your time in Colorado Springs.
Limit alcohol intake
The effects of alcohol are exacerbated by high altitude. By drinking alcohol cautiously or perhaps not at all, you’ll give yourself a fair shot at enjoying your Colorado nature tour to the max. Not to mention, going easy on the alcoholic beverages will ensure you wake up bright-eyed and ready to tackle the adventure coming your way. In our opinion, that’s the best way to experience Colorado Springs.
Document your adventure
There is no shortage of gorgeous sights to behold when you’re enjoying the great outdoors of the American West. Feel free to bring along your favorite digital camera to document all of the excitement. These are memories you’ll definitely want to look back on.
Your safety is always the top priority when participating in outdoor activities in Colorado Springs. Whether you’re embarking on an exciting day of zip lining, rock climbing, falconry or mountain biking, we’re here to show you the very best of Colorado Springs. Book your tour with Broadmoor Outfitters to embark on your thrilling Colorado adventure today!