Category Archive: In the News

5 Great National Forests in Colorado

Colorado is a great place to go camping during the summer months. There are many wonderful destinations to choose from, including several of America’s National Forests. Here are my picks for five of the best ones: San Juan National Forest The San Juan National Forest is located near Durango. It features three large camping areas. Some of …

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Durango offers Summertime Fun!


Durango is fortunate that its summer activities, travel and tourism businesses have not been affected by wildfires. It’s business as usual in the scenic Colorado mountain town. Durango offers cooler temperatures and plenty of water activities for a refreshing Colorado mountain vacation. Enjoy attractions like Mesa Verde National Park, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, …

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Essential foods for Hiking, Camping and Survival

By Dr. SeANNE SAFAII, Ph.D., RD, LD Here’s a great article regarding essential foods to have while camping or hiking. Whether you are packing for a hike, camping trip, an emergency or simply stuck on a desert island, there are basic foods that we all need to be aware of for survival. Depending upon body …

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Shedding light on Summertime Myths

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By Rachel Saslow Special to The Washington Post Have you ever hesitated before diving into a pool, trying to remember if it’s been at least 30 minutes since you ate? Or not itched a mosquito bite for fear that scratching would only make it worse? Health myths buzz around summer pastimes such as swimming, camping, …

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Wildflower Season in Colorado will be Short

Photo: Okiemack

If you live in Colorado and you like hiking – chances are you look forward to long hikes through high meadows filled with wildflowers. Colorado has numerous varieties of flowers including the Columbine, Fireweed, Indian Paintbrush, Bluebells and Parry’s Primrose. We always look forward to early summer in the high mountains as the splash of color …

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McInnis Canyon NCA offers Outdoor Opportunities

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McInnis Canyons National Conservation area is a real Colorado Gem. Ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and boating abound. Located just west of Colorado National Monument, this 123,00 acre area contains the second largest concentration of arches in North America. The conservation area is a vast desert landscape typifying the terrain found throughout the Colorado …

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Outdoor Recreation Participation


As we’re keen on the majority of outdoor recreational pursuits, this recent article regarding current participation levels in those respective activities is quite illuminating. The author received his data via the annual Outdoor Recreation Participation Report for 2011. The report, often used by outdoor gear manufactures to better understand the nations appetite for all things …

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You can still backpack in the Gila

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Sun News Report LAS CRUCES — Those planning a camping trip to the Gila National Forest this Memorial Day weekend should take note of a number of trail and campground closures caused by a massive wildfire that had scorched more than 80,000 acres of rugged forest by Friday afternoon. The blaze is trailing smoke across …

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Memorial Day is Here


Summer has arrived early this year in Colorado. With the recent warm temperatures this Memorial weekend should be an active one in the mountains. Here’s a great article listing some fun activities if you’re still looking for something to do this coming weekend. SUMMER FUN

National Forests looking for Volunteers

The Pike and San Isabel National Forests and the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands are looking for volunteers to assist with a wide variety of activities and projects. As budgets are tight in regards to our public lands, any help these local ranger districts can get – goes a long way. Each district has a …

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