Story Pitch: Outdoor Adventures Beyond Colorado’s Backcountry: A Winter in Spanish Peaks Country
As predicted, Colorado’s backcountry is more popular than ever this winter. Free from the restrictions currently imposed upon Colorado’s ski resorts, the backcountry offers acres upon acres of powder for anyone willing to work for it.
However, with the increase in backcountry touring comes increased danger. With so many newbies taking part, more users in general, and unsafe conditions, backcountry touring poses more dangers than in previous years. In fact, Colorado recorded four backcountry deaths in December alone.
While the Colorado Tourism Office turns its marketing dollars toward backcountry safety campaigns, I invite you to write about great outdoor adventures beyond Colorado’s backcountry.
As PR representative for the Spanish Peaks County in southern Colorado, I’d love for you to explore Cuchara, La Veta, and Walsenburg, where crowds are hard to find but gorgeous vistas are easy to spot (they’re everywhere). The following are the adventures I would recommend you check out.
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Cuchara Mountain Park, Cuchara
Cuchara Mountain Park, an abandoned ski resort turned non-motorized, outdoor recreationist paradise, is located on public lands and owned by Huerfano County. During the winter, it offers sledding, snowshoeing, and cross-country opportunities. It is also possible to skin up the old runs and ski down. Access is free and the facilities are rustic (one porta-potty available, and due to COVID, the Day Lodge is not open at this time).