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Care For Colorado – Leave No Trace

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 impacts on the natural world. Watch: How to Start Hiking the Leave No Trace Way >> Be sure to pick a hike that matches the […]

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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 offer a last refuge from some, but not all, of these problems. Wild animals need nature lovers like you who will encourage their survival rather […]

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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 beautiful by night, but the soot-scarred rock rings — rings that are often overflowing with ashes, partly burned logs, food and trash — are unsightly […]

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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, initiative and creativity. There are four main reasons it’s important to think about how we go to the bathroom in the outdoors and ensure proper […]

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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 to enjoy Pueblo green chiles. All we ask is that you have an amazing time while showing our lands and people plenty of love, kindness […]

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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 reluctant to touch it now. Regardless, even as we need our beautiful places more than ever, land managers across Colorado are seeing a sudden rise […]

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5 Steps to Care for Coloradans

Our communities love sharing their wealth of natural beauty and outdoor experiences with you. All we ask is that you have an amazing time while showing our lands and people plenty of love, kindness and respect. We promise to pay it back tenfold. You can do this by being a responsible traveler and not exposing […]

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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 >> Take the Colo-Ready quiz! >> Lyrics: Care for Colorado It’s the only one we got Respect the place Leave no trace It sure would [...]

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How to Avoid Starting a Wildfire

It can get pretty dry in Colorado, and just the smallest spark from a fire can cause a devastating wildfire. We ask that you take your campfires very seriously and consider the consequences of not tending them properly. Read through the following slides to learn how you can avoid wildfires. It can get pretty dry [...]

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Leave No Trace Tips for Hunting

Hunters, while you are enjoying Spanish Peaks Country's great outdoors, we kindly ask you to consider what you leave behind—preferably, footsteps only. To best do so, follow these tips to Leave No Trace while hunting in Spanish Peaks Country. Plan Ahead and Prepare Leave No Trace Tips for Hunting Gather information about the area you’re [...]

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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 know where we had been, or marking some important site. Now however, we have cell phones and photographs and writing and social media. It is […]

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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.