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!

Bergen Peak via Meadow View Trail: Hike Review

Bergen Peak is a 9,702ft. mountain within Elk Meadow Park, located in Evergreen, CO and Jefferson County. Picturesque meadow views, aspen groves, and stunning vistas of nearby Mount Evans and surrounding peaks make the 8.7 mile out-and-back ascent to Bergen Peak extremely popular and a great option close to Denver.


Flatirons Vista Trail: Hike Review

The Flatirons Vista Trail, part of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP), is an easy 3.5 mile loop hike with stellar views of the iconic sandstone Flatirons. Limited elevation gain and a fairly smooth trail make the Flatirons Vista Trail a great outing during any season.


North Table Mountain Park: Destination Guide

North Table Mountain Park is located in Golden, Colorado within Jefferson County. At 6,552ft., North Table Mountain is a mesa that prominently towers over the city. The park is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, especially rock climbers who frequent the park's Golden Cliffs area.

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White Ranch Park: Destination Guide

White Ranch Park is an open space located in Jefferson County, Colorado, north of Golden. With 3,953 acres and 21.5 miles of trails, it's the largest park in the Jeffco open space system. Trails are mostly multi-use, so hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and equestrians can all enjoy.

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