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When was Rocky Mountain National Park Established?

Nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) stands as a testament to the enduring beauty of nature and the human commitment to its preservation. Established on January 26, 1915, the park has evolved over the past century into a symbol of environmental conservation, recreational […]

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How to Get Started Hiking

Hiking is the art of traversing natural landscapes on foot. Hiking trails can be found in all sorts of different terrains and vary in length and difficulty making hiking a fairly easy activity to get into. Embarking on a hiking journey is a rewarding experience that combines physical activity with […]

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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 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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Leave No Trace in Boulder & Beyond

There are many types of people we try to avoid while hiking. Whether it is the group of college students blasting Mac Miller on the trail, or wanna-be influencers stepping on wildflowers to get the perfect shot. Here’s a list of things to do on the trail so you do […]

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