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Little Wild Horse Canyon / Bell Canyon: Hike Review

The Little Wild Horse Canyon and Bell Canyon loop, within Utah's Crack Canyon Wilderness Study Area, is one of the best non-technical slot canyon hikes in Utah. This hike is 8.0 miles long and a ton of fun to scramble through the narrows. Hugely popular, and for good reason!...

Best Day Hikes Near Boulder

Looking for a great day hike near Boulder? There certainly is no shortage of amazing parks and trails in Boulder, so we've curated a list of what we think are Boulder's best day hikes. These all range in length and difficulty, so there are hikes for all to enjoy!...
Top Five Carry-on Travel Packs

Top Five Carry-on Travel Packs

Every good travel adventure needs a great travel pack! For travelers who like to pack efficiently, we've curated a list of our top five favorite suitcase style carry-on travel packs. With a variety of sizes and price ranges, any of these packs will help you organize your gear for your next trip!...

Windbreaker Buying Guide

A reliable windbreaker is an essential part of our pack for summer alpine hiking. Windbreakers are a versatile piece of gear that can serve as an emergency light rain jacket in a pinch. Check out our windbreaker buying guide to help you make an informed gear purchase...
Top Ten Day Hikes Near Denver

Top Ten Day Hikes Near Denver

Looking for a great hike close to Denver? Luckily, there is no shortage of amazing day hikes within an hour of the Denver metro area. We've curated a list of our top ten day hikes, which we think you'll enjoy too! Golden, Boulder, Evergreen...all of these locations have plenty of trails for all skill levels...
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Road Trip Gear Essentials

Memorial Day is just around the corner and many travelers will be hitting the open road for an extended weekend road trip. Wherever you'll be headed, make sure to bring some road trip gear essentials -- products that we think are practical, efficient, and offer good value...
Mountain Lion Trail Review

Mountain Lion Trail: Hike Review

The Mountain Lion Trail is a scenic 6.7 mile loop within Colorado’s Golden Gate Canyon State Park. The trail is challenging, but not extremely intense. Great views and moderate crowds make this a wonderful day hike or trail run that's close by Denver...
Golden Gate Canyon State Park Destination Guide

Golden Gate Canyon State Park: Destination Guide

Colorado's Golden Gate Canyon State Park is located less than an hour’s drive from Denver. With abundant recreation options on its 11,911 acres, including hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, etc., there's something for everyone...
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Distance Carbon Z Trekking Pole Review

The Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles are designed for ultralight adventures. Extremely lightweight, packable, and durable, these folding trekking poles are some of the best we've used to date. In a market rife with competition, we continually reach for these poles...
Best Hikes in Arches National Park

Best Hikes in Arches National Park

Arches National Park is rich in natural beauty, which is why it is such a popular tourist destination. With hiking trails that range in difficulty, visitors have plenty of choices to experience the sandstone arch formations up close. We've listed our favorite Arches hikes to help you plan your trip...
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Colorado Guide Books: Our Top Five

Outdoors guide books are extremely helpful to gain a thorough understanding of a Colorado wilderness area, from its history, trail network, geology, ecosystem, and more. We've developed a curated list that features our favorite five guide books sharing exceptional Colorado outdoors wisdom to help plan your next adventure or road trip...
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Ten Essentials for Hiking in the Rockies

If you're wondering what to pack on your next outdoor adventure, begin with the Ten Essentials. These are a compilation of safety and preparedness items that everyone should carry. From clothing, navigation, nutrition, and other equipment, our recommendations will help you prepare...
Best Places to Eat in Moab, UT

Best Places to Eat in Moab, Utah

If you're looking for a good place to eat or grab a drink in Moab, UT, we have you covered. Although the town is not very big, Moab does have a few diamonds in the rough. With this article, we guide you through the area's top dining recommendations so you can avoid the tourist traps...
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Best Winter Foot Traction Devices

Hiking in the Rocky Mountains during winter requires caution due to potential icy trail conditions. Microspikes, Yaktrax, crampons...these all are types of foot traction devices commonly seen on the winter trails. After years of testing, we've curated a list of what we think are the five best foot traction devices to help you make an informed purchase...
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ust Highlander 2-Person Backpacking Tent Review

The ust Highlander 2-Person Backpacking Tent is an affordable 3-season tent with a minimum weight of 3lb. 13oz. A spacious interior and equally roomy vestibules demonstrate this tent's focus on comfort. Though not freestanding, guylines and practice will help set-up the tent to withstand what the weather has in store...
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ust Freestyle Backpacking Sleeping Mat Review

The ust Freestyle Lightweight Backpacking Sleeping Mat is an affordable three-season sleeping pad that is super packable, durable, and convenient to use. Weighing 17oz. and packing down to the size of a Nalgene bottle, we like the Freestyle for fast-packing adventures during the warmer seasons when we’re on the move in the backcountry...