Colorado is a mecca for adventurous outdoor recreation and a dream for those that live and breathe anything outdoors. Forty-two state parks, numerous state monuments, and the national parks Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Great Sand Dunes National Park are available for you to explore.
Eastern Plains with beautiful grasslands, Western Slope deserts, with the Rocky Mountains in between are serene destinations made for any outdoor enthusiast.
Come along with as we highlight our list of top 5 Colorado blogs that showcase this great state.
FOX IN THE FOREST www.foxintheforest.net
Fox in the Forest was created by a woman named Meg, who specializes in freelance services, the love of outdoors, and anything with adventure. After you click on the blog link at the top of the page, you will be transmitted to the blog section that she has creatively named Adventures of Fox in the Forest.
With Colorado, especially the Rocky Mountains, as her backyard, Meg takes you on incredible adventures across this beautiful state like no other. If hiking is your jam and you are seeking more hiking trails to explore, Fox in the Forest highlights 19 Beautiful and Easy Hikes Near Denver.
Learn about Jones Pass, a Colorado gem around 40 minutes from Denver that offers camping, hiking, and lots more. While the pass is open year-round, the best time to explore this incredible destination is late June to early July.
BLUE MOUNTAIN BELLE www.bluemountainbelle.com
Do you have a love for Denver? Great, Blue Mountain Belle has you covered on what to do, where to eat, and drink. Founded by a southern belle, this blog takes you on neat weekend destinations to explore, all while working that 9-5 during the week.
When you have a burning desire to skydive but not the feel of falling from the sky or jump out of a plane, no problem, Indoor Skydiving with I Fly Denver, takes you through the adventure while in a controlled environment and much safer.
Need a gift for an upcoming birthday? Not a problem. Blue Mountain Belle takes the guesswork out on what to give the best gift ever. Help your gift recipient stay warm with a handmade pullover or jacket from Melanzana. You can only find these items at their store close to Vail, in Leadville, CO.
Set out on an adventure in Telluride to explore Bear Creek Falls. Hiking Bear Creek Trail in Telluride gives you a synopsis of the trailhead, provides breathtaking photographs of magnificent views, what the trail looks like, and the beauty that awaits you at the end of your hike.
JUST A COLORADO GAL www.justacoloradogal.com
Heather, a hard-core adventurist that is the gal behind Just a Colorado Girl, spent her honeymoon in a van. Discover how she fell in love with Colorado during her college years and returned after some spectacular globe-trotting.
Great Sand Dunes National Park is open all year and mixed in a vast landscape of wetlands and grasslands is where you find the breathtaking dunes, which happen to be the largest in North America, and perfect for a backpacking adventure.
Nine Tips for Backpacking in Great Sand Dunes National Park breaks down what you should pack, how to pack, and what you need. From sand, footwear, and what to do when its time that restroom break is covered.
Remember that the dunes temperature can rise to over 140 degrees, so prepare before you venture out to Star Dune, Great Sand Dunes National Park’s largest dune. While the backpacking exploration will be filled with some intense hiking, those 360-degree views will be completely worth it.
RAD FAMILY TRAVEL www.radfamilytravel.com
Tanya and her husband of 18 years have experienced 25 days in Europe, a six-year stint in Germany, and the outstanding beauty of Colorado. Travel along with Rad Family Travel as they take you on some incredible spots for family vacations, including Colorado Springs, which is their favorite place in their home state.
Load up the family and head to Aspen Snowmass for some hiking, biking, rafting, and all things in between. Top Summer Activities to do with Kids in Aspen Snowmass, Colorado showcases all these awesome outdoor recreational adventures, including what you will find at the end of Independence Pass.
Rad Family Travel’s love of Colorado Springs comes out in Colorado Springs Things to do with Kids. Hop in the car and endure the 19-mile road trip up the curvy road searching for wildlife as you strive for the prize, the top of Pikes Peak. Grab your helmet and mountain bike in search of those superb trails at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
Ever wonder what a 5,000-acre resort consists of, then wonder no more. Check out The Broadmoor, a spectacular 5-star resort that is world-known and sits on Cheyenne Lake. While enjoying luxurious green landscaping, lavish pools, and a beautifully designed golf course, purchase a ticket to explore The Broadmoor Seven Falls, you will not be disappointed.
COLORADO CARIBOU www.coloradocaribou.com
Amber, an outdoor enthusiast that enjoys exploring all Colorado has to offer is the face behind Colorado Caribou. While she may not rock climb, be into fitness or a photographer, she does love all that this great state provides to everyone that visits.
Manitou Springs is a cozy, quaint town that neighbors the city of Colorado Springs. Shopping, incredible places to grab a bite to eat and numerous attractions here surround Pikes Peak. While Peaks Peak is a sought-after adventure, another one to check out is Manitou Incline, a former railroad turned hiking trail with over 2,700 steps, yes stairs, that guide you up a 1-mile incline to Mount Manitou.
Manitou Springs, CO – The Incline provides an excellent description of what to expect as you endure this feat. Travel along with Colorado Caribou and see how long it took the first time to reach the top.