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What Size Backpack Do I Need for Hiking?

Modern hiking backpacks have advanced far beyond their bulky, wire-frame ancestors. Today’s options are lightweight, durable, weather-resistant and designed to comfortably fit a variety of body types. With a plethora of global brands and models available, there’s a perfect backpack style and size for every trek. Finding the ideal fit […]

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How to Train for High Altitude Hiking

Training for high altitude hiking is a great way to prepare for the experience and requires a combination of cardiovascular fitness, strength, endurance, and acclimatization to lower oxygen levels. The better shape you are going in, the more success you will have on your adventure above the tree line. Everything […]

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What Are the Different Types of Mountain Biking?

Mountain biking offers a wide variety of styles catering to different rider preferences and experience levels. There are two main categories of mountain biking: downhill and cross country. Hybrid styles like enduro, trail riding, and freeriding combine features from different categories, offering even more flexibility. Finally, niche styles like dirt […]

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What Are the Benefits of Hiking?

Hiking offers people and pets of all ages and abilities both physical and mental benefits. The ease of access and ability to scale difficulty and intensity all while exploring wild and wonderful outdoor locations makes hiking one of the best low-impact exercises. From backcountry wilderness, to the well-manicured convenience of […]

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Our Top 5 Spring Wildflower Hikes in Boulder

The promise of spring will soon be in the air, even with this most recent snowstorm. Colorado Wilderness is looking ahead and forward to the fresh bloom that happens in the front range from April through August! The spring bloom is an excellent time to explore the trails and have […]

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two women digging in the snow during an avalanche training class

CWRAG AIARE Avalanche Classes: 2023/2024 Dates Announced

In 2023 and 2024, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides will conduct a range of avalanche classes. For several years, CWRAG has been involved in exploring and educating individuals in the backcountry. If you enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or climbing, it is crucial to be able to […]

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clouds and blue sky over Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park


Experience the breathtaking beauty and unspoiled wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park like never before with our exclusive guided backpacking trips. As a locally-owned and operated company, we take pride in crafting tailor-made itineraries that cater to your unique interests and preferences. Our team of expert guides will lead you […]

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