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View from West Maroon Pass looking toward the East Fork of Crystal River

West Maroon Pass to Schofield Park Hike

Take a trip through knee-high wildflowers in one of Colorado’s best wildflower hikes in the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness near Aspen. This is a popular hike offering magnificent views of the high peaks of the Maroon Bells wilderness as well as vast fields of wildflowers that grow here in late summer.

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Finding Fall Aspen Colors in Colorado – A Trip to Kebler Pass

One of my all-time favorite places to visit in the fall months of September and early October is the area to the west of Crested Butte, namely Kebler Pass. The area immediately below Kebler Pass is blessed with a spectacularly dense aspen forest occasionally mixed with dark spruce stands that are especially common at the higher elevations.

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Dominguez Canyon Wilderness

The Dominguez Canyon Wilderness protects a series of slick-rock desert canyons and mesas in western Colorado. A pair of creeks, named theĀ Little and Big Dominguez carved a pair of parallel canyons into the Uncompahgre Plateau, an area of geologic significance in the canyon lands of western Colorado. The wilderness area protects the Sonoran pinon-juniper ecosystem at the lower elevations, and ponderosa-aspen forests in the upper elevations to the west. Designated a wilderness in 2009, the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness is entirely managed by the BLM. Frequented by the Ute Indians, several petroglyphs (rock art) are easily found in the Dominguez Canyons. […]

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Choosing a Backpacking Tent

In this guide, I will walk through some of the considerations you should make when choosing a quality tent for backpacking in the great outdoors. You may be surprised to find out what makes a solid tent that lasts.

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