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The Best Snowshoeing Trails Near Denver

Top 6 Snowshoeing Trails Close to Denver Winter is a spectacular time to visit Colorado’s wilderness. With a little bit of preparation, many exciting activities await you. Be sure to layer up with insulating, waterproof clothing, wear sunglasses, use sunscreen, and carry plenty of water.  Make it your New Year’s resolution to snowshoe at least …

Find Yourself on the Lost Lake Trail

The Lost Lake Trail can be enjoyed anytime during the year, but we recommend visiting during the winter to avoid the extensive summer crowds. Trailhead: Hessie Trailhead Activities: Hiking, Backpacking, Skiing, Snowshoeing Closest City / Town: Nederland, Colorado Driving Directions: From the Peak-to-Peak Highway (Highway 119/72), turn west on County Road 130, located just south of Nederland town …

Snowshoe Keystone’s Deer Creek Trail

Below you will find all the information you need to snowshoe or cross-country ski the Deer Creek Trail near Keystone, Colorado. Trailhead: Deer Creek Trail trailhead (end of County Road 5; beginning of Forest Road 5) Activities: Hiking, Skiing, Snowshoeing Closest City / Town: Montezuma, Colorado (just outside of Keystone, Colorado) Driving Directions: Get onto I-70 and head …

Valley View Hot Springs

For a modest entry fee, you can hike around the Orient Land Trust’s property, dip in the Valley View Hot Springs, and use all of the facilities – including restrooms. Valley View Hot Springs is one of Colorado’s finest natural springs. It’s located in the northern end of the San Luis Valley to the east …

Hiking Safety Tips

No matter what time of year you are going to hike, it’s important to hike smart.  Following Nomad Colorado’s hiking safety tips could save you some serious discomfort (or worse)! Plan Ahead: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GREAT HIKE OR A TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL IS UP TO YOU! Hiking and backpacking are all about planning …

Join Us on Our San Juan Skyway Road Trip

For nine days, we’re touring the southwestern corner of Colorado. Salida –> Gunnison –> Telluride –> Mancos –> Mesa Verde –> Durango –> Silverton –> Ouray –> Marble Our adventures just started – and you can follow along with us on our Instagram feed. (Located on the sidebar.) We’re hitting up hot springs, breweries, coffee …

Winter Park Hiking Guide

Our Winter Park Hiking Guide covers seven spectacular summer hiking spots near Winter Park. There are trails that will meet the needs of families as well as experienced outdoor adventurers.  Trails are categorized as either: easy, intermediate, or hard. Find the Winter Park hiking adventure that’s right for you, and please remember to practice “leave …

Ultimate Colorado Road Trip: San Juan Skyway

Along the 233-mile San Juan Skyway in Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains, you’ll encounter incredible views, intrepid history, and endless outdoor adventures, which make it the ultimate Colorado road trip. Many parts of The Million Dollar Highway, the section of road between Silverton and Ouray, have drop-offs that lack guardrails and will surely get your …

Preserve Historic CO Spaces: The 4 Bar 4 Ranch

Just outside Winter Park, you can find an amazing piece of Colorado’s pioneering history.  The 4 Bar 4 Ranch was a stagecoach stop and hotel along the Georgetown Middle Park Stage Line, which traveled over Berthoud Pass between Idaho Springs and Hot Sulphur Springs in the late 1890s and early 1900s. Homesteading the 4 Bar …

Beer Review: 14er Brewing Company Mt Massive IPA

Beer: Mt Massive IPA Brewery: 14er Brewing Company Website: http://www.14erbrewing.com/ Location: Denver, Colorado ABV: 6.5% Rating: 8/10 Brewed with five different types of hops, the Mt Massive IPA pops just like its namesake – Mt. Massive – one of Colorado’s best known 14ers (14,000-foot peaks).  It pours out as a translucent gold liquid and has a light/white foam. The first sip …
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