Blog–Colorado Outdoors

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Benjamin Panico

Can I Take Kids Hiking?

Learn all you need to know for hiking with kids. From selecting the right kind of trails to packing to education – proper prep is the key to a wonderful adventure with the young ones!

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Benjamin Panico

Ten Unique and Thrilling Day Trips Near Colorado Springs

If you’re looking for an adventure off the beaten path, there are so many unique day trips from Colorado Springs. Whatever your interest, there are plenty of options around central and eastern Colorado. Within a couple of hours’ drive, you could explore a part of nature like nothing you’ve seen before. Each list is arranged by distance, and there are suggestions for hikers, loungers, learners, and more.

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Benjamin Panico

How to Train for a Bike Tour

Are you wishing you could go on an epic bike tour of Colorado Springs best attractions? Or maybe you want to prepare for one of Colorado’s annual cycling events. It doesn’t take much to train for a bike tour. With just a little preparation, you can feel confident in your riding abilities and enjoy your time in the saddle exploring the sites.

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Benjamin Panico

12 Terms Rock Climbers Love: An Intro to Climbing Lingo

If you are getting into rock climbing, one important thing to learn is the vocabulary. When you are hanging around other climbers and working on similar bouldering problems, you are likely to strike up conversation that includes some odd rock climbing terms. We’ll go over some of the most popular lingo so you can fit right in as you start your climbing journey.

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Benjamin Panico

How to Train to Hike a Colorado Fourteener

If you are hoping to summit one of Colorado’s famed 14ers, it is actually a lot easier than you think to get in shape. Follow a consistent and well-rounded exercise plan and you will hike your first 14er and have a great time doing it.

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Benjamin Panico

History of Famous Colorado Springs Sites

Built around the base of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs has a long and diverse history in the development of railroad routes, the excitement of the gold rush, and the installation of military facilities. The history of this area takes you to some of the best sites in and around Colorado Springs. Hopefully, these stories will surely inspire you to visit these attractions and enjoy them in a deeper way.

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Benjamin Panico

How to Wear a Hiking Backpack

A poorly fitting backpack can be a real hazard, causing back and hip pain, setting you off balance, and turning a beautiful hike into a miserable slog. We will set you up for success with three important steps: backpack fitting tips, how to properly pack a hiking backpack, and the right way to wear a heavy hiking backpack.

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Benjamin Panico

Rock Climbing Holds: A Beginner’s Guide

When you are just getting started rock climbing, it can be hard to get on the wall and stay there. We will go over the types of indoor climbing holds, how to approach and hold on to them, and what you should know about your center of gravity while rock climbing.

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Karina Krosbakken

Rock Climbing Gear – A Beginner’s Guide

Rock climbing has had an explosion of growth over the last couple of decades. The unique sport offers excitement, a challenge for all abilities, and different ways to explore and play in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Sometimes a new sport can be intimidating: the gear, systems, and language can be a lot to learn. If you have never climbed before or want to upgrade from rental gear, this rock climbing gear list has all the beginner climbing essentials you need to start your journey into the vertical world.

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Benjamin Panico

Tips for Hiking in Rain

Are you headed out for a hike and worried about the weather? It’s important to always be prepared for any conditions, so we’ve got some

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Karina Krosbakken

Is It Safe to Hike Alone?

We’ve all been there – maybe you’re new in town or have found yourself with an empty weekend and have no one to explore with,

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