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Minimize Fire Impact: Leave No Trace Principle #5

Campfires are so wonderful. They’re the reason so many of us even choose to camp. However, with current drought conditions in the West, it’s imperative to be fire smart when camping. Minimize Fire Impacts is Principle #5 of Leave No Trace’s 7 Principles, but what does that even mean?

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How to Poop Outside

As silly as this topic may seem, there IS a proper way to poop outdoors to minimize your impact. And with more people recreating outdoors than ever before, improper waste disposal can really pile up.

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Stick to the Trails

Here are some ways you can help keep Colorado’s trails intact. Know before you go. Proper planning helps to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable hike while minimizing your […]

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Keep Wildlife Wild

Encounters with wildlife inspire tall tales and long moments of wonder. Unfortunately, wildlife in Colorado face threats from loss and fragmentation of habitat, invasive species, pollution and disease. Protected lands […]

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Be Careful with Fire

Minimize Campfire Impacts – Having Safe & Responsible Campfires Many outdoor spaces in Colorado have been impacted by the careless use of fires and the demand for firewood. Campfires are […]

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The Etiquette of Poop

No matter how it’s said, “where’s the bathroom?” is an important question, especially in the outdoors. Where there is no official bathroom, answering “the call” involves a bit of pre-planning, […]

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Explore with Kindness

Our communities love sharing their wealth of natural beauty and outdoor experiences with you, which is why you’ll find us eager to recommend an awesome trail or our favorite place […]

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Trash the Trash

It may be that nature suddenly is calling to so many who are new to the outdoors. Or, maybe it’s that many of us who used to pick up other people’s trash are […]

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Care for Colorado

These Seven Principles will help you get Colo-Ready. Respect the place, leave no trace — it sure would help a lot! Learn more about how you can care for Colorado [...]

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Wildfire Awareness

In partnership with Leave No Trace and the Colorado Office of Tourism / Care for Colorado program. © 1999 by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: www.LNT.org

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Leaf it Be

Tree carving is nothing new. People have been leaving their mark in this way for most of history. Once, it was a tool for telling our story, for letting others […]

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Restaurants, recreation facilities, attractions, and more are now open with state-approved COVID-19 safety measures in place.

With plenty of open space, we offer an ideal place to get away and be safe. Business situations change frequently, so we recommend calling ahead.