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Mount Yale: 14er Hike Review

Mount Yale is the 21st tallest mountain in Colorado at 14,200ft. Located near Buena Vista in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, most hikers ascend via the Class 2 Southwest Slopes route. Beginning at the Denny Creek Trailhead, this route is non-technical, but requires a steep 4,300ft. climb and 9.2 miles roundtrip...

Mount Audubon: 13er Hike Review

Mount Audubon (13,223ft.) is a 13er mountain located in Colorado's Front Range and within the Indian Peaks Wilderness near Ward, CO. The standard route to Mount Audubon's summit is via its Class 2 North Slope. At 8.0 miles roundtrip with about 2,700ft. of elevation gain, this hike is fairly strenuous, but is a great introduction into 13er hiking...
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Top Colorado Backcountry Touring Zones to Explore This Winter

Colorado certainly has no shortage of amazing backcountry ski areas. If you're interested in exploring all that the Colorado backcountry has to offer this winter, our guide showcases some of the top touring zones to consider for your next adventure. Enjoy the exploration!...
Challenger Point and Kit Carson Peak Review

Challenger Point and Kit Carson Peak: 14er Hike Review

Challenger Point and Kit Carson are two Colorado 14er mountains in the Sangre de Cristo Range and are typically summited in the same outing. This hike review covers the popular 14.5 mile Easy Class 3 route of Challenger Point's north slope and the west ridge of Kit Carson...
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Mount Sniktau: 13er Hike Review

Mount Sniktau (13,240ft.) is a 13er mountain located in Colorado's Arapaho National Forest near Loveland Pass. The standard route to Mount Sniktau's summit is via its Class 1 Southwest Ridge. At 3.7 miles roundtrip with about 1,250ft. of elevation gain, this hike is challenging but relatively easy in comparison to other Colorado 13er and 14er hikes...
Walker Ranch Destination Guide

Walker Ranch: Destination Guide

Walker Ranch is located in Boulder County, just outside of Boulder, Colorado. With an impressive ecosystem spanning 2,888 acres, Walker Ranch is a favorite destination among locals, particularly hikers, mountain bikers, and anglers fishing for Rainbow Trout in South Boulder Creek...
Hall Ranch Destination Guide

Hall Ranch: Destination Guide

Hall Ranch, located in the foothills of Boulder County, just outside of Lyons, Colorado, is a popular open space area. With 3,899 acres featuring beautiful meadows, forests, and mountain vistas, this park caters to hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, equestrians, and more!...
Mount Flora

Mount Flora: 13er Hike Review

Mount Flora (13,146ft.) is a 13er mountain located in Colorado's Arapaho National Forest near Berthoud Pass. The standard route to Mount Flora's summit is via the Class 1 Southwest Ridge. At 6.4 miles roundtrip with about 1,700ft. of elevation gain, this hike is a great introduction to 13er mountains...
Mount Massive

Mount Massive: 14er Hike Review

Mount Massive (14,421ft.) is a 14er mountain located in Colorado's Sawatch Range, close to Leadville, CO. The standard route to Mount Massive's summit is via the long 13.1 mile out-and-back Class 2 East Slopes. As with many Sawatch Range mountains, this is a challenging hike with significant elevation gain...
Mount Sherman

Mount Sherman: 14er Hike Review

Mount Sherman (14,036ft.) is a 14er mountain located in Colorado's Mosquito Range. The standard route to Mount Sherman's summit is via the Class 2 Southwest Ridge. With a route less than 5 miles roundtrip, Mount Sherman is considered one of the easier 14er summits...
Mount Harvard

Mount Harvard: 14er Hike Review

Mount Harvard (14,420ft.) is a 14er mountain in Colorado's magnificent Collegiate Peaks Wilderness and the greater Sawatch Range. The standard route to the summit is via the challenging 14.1 mile out-and-back Class 2 South Slopes, with approximately 4,500ft. of elevation gain...
Mount Columbia

Mount Columbia: 14er Hike Review

Mount Columbia (14,073ft.) is a 14er mountain in Colorado's magnificent Collegiate Peaks Wilderness and the greater Sawatch Range. The standard route to the summit is via the challenging 10.5 mile out-and-back Class 2 West Slopes, with approximately 4,100ft. of elevation gain...
Mount Antero

Mount Antero: 14er Hike Review

Mount Antero (14,276ft.) is within Colorado's San Isabel National Forest and the rugged Sawatch Mountain Range. The standard route to the summit is via the Class 2 West Slopes route, which is about 15.0 miles roundtrip with ~5,000ft. of gain...
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Mount Elbert: 14er Hike Review

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...

Uncompahgre Peak: 14er Hike Review

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...
Western Rise Evolution 2.0

Western Rise Evolution Pant 2.0: Gear Review

The Western Rise Evolution 2.0 Pant is the pinnacle of versatile performance apparel, seamlessly transitioning from outdoor adventures to urban exploration. With its lightweight durable design, stretch comfort, stain and water-resistant properties, and a range of functional pockets, it's the ultimate choice for those who demand style, adaptability, and functionality in their everyday wear...