When planning a Rocky Mountain West trip, it’s helpful to have knowledge about the destination in order to best prepare. At The Outdoor Corps, we feature articles with equipment suggestions, naturalist details, and other useful content to aid trip planning. Our goal is to ensure that you have the information you need to make your adventures more enjoyable.

Indeed, in the “Knowledge” category, you’ll find suggested itineraries, recommend packing lists, etc., intended to get you ready for your trip. In addition, you’ll find content such as hiking and backpacking guides, historical and ecological information, and so much more. So, have fun out there and never stop exploring!

Intro Guide to Backcountry Touring in Colorado

Snow is falling in the mountains and you’re ready to get into backcountry skiing in Colorado. Our introductory guide to backcountry touring will help you prepare, provide gear recommendations, and get you started on your way to amazing Colorado backcountry adventures. Have fun out there!


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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