Adventure planning takes a lot of effort. At The Outdoor Corps, our objective is to help readers sift through the abundant recreational opportunities that the Rocky Mountain West has to offer. Accordingly, we feature Rocky Mountain adventure recommendations that cater to a variety of interests, activities, and skill levels. So, whether you are seeking information on hiking, climbing, paddling, skiing, etc., we have recommended adventures for everyone.
In the “Adventures” category, you’ll find “best of” recommendations to help guide you through specific destination (e.g., Moab, UT) adventures. In addition, you’ll also find detailed reviews that go in-depth on a particular adventure, such as a backpacking trip. With this information, we hope to simplify your adventure planning process and make planning less like a chore. So, have fun out there and never stop exploring!
Arches National Park is a stunning natural wonder located in southeastern Utah, near Moab. Known for its natural sandstone arches, this park offers an unforgettable experience for visitors from all around the world. With our Arches National Park Visitors Guide, we provide you with all the information you need to plan an amazing trip.
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and just a short drive from Denver, Colorado, Mount Falcon Park covers an expansive 2,252 acres of land. This stunning park boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and even Denver's skyline. Hikers of all skill levels can enjoy the diverse range of easy to strenuous trails.
Redcloud Peak (14,034ft.) and Sunshine Peak (14,001ft.) are two of the most prominent peaks in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. The most common hiking route is Sunshine Peak via Redcloud Peak's Northeast Ridge route, a strenuous Class 2 12.0 mile trail that begins at the Silver Creek/Grizzly Gulch Trailhead.
Windy Saddle Park is a picturesque park located on Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado. With over six miles of trails, Windy Saddle Park is a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature enthusiasts looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the beauty of the Colorado wilderness.
Uncompahgre Peak (14,321ft.), within Colorado's incomparable Uncompahgre Wilderness and the San Juan Mountain Range, is the sixth tallest peak in the state. The standard route to the summit is via the Class 2 South Ridge, which is about 7.4 miles roundtrip with ~3,000ft. of gain.
Mount Elbert (14,440ft.), within Colorado's Sawatch Range, is the tallest peak in the state. There are a few routes to the summit, though we prefer the Class 2 Southeast Ridge approach, which is less busy and a bit more challenging at 10.5 miles roundtrip with ~4,500ft. of elevation gain.