Author: Davin Kelly
Published on: July 3rd, 2019
Spotlight on Colorado - Our Ultimate Global Camping Guide
This month we are kicking off our guide to camping all around the world, a simple 2 minute read to tell you all you need to know. Places we have been to and some of our amazing community members also. We are taking suggestions for the Winter guide now, so get in touch with your suggestions.
Colorado State has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and the snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partly protected by Rocky Mountain National Park. Elsewhere, Mesa Verde National Park features Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. It's the ideal summer destination with unparalleled hiking, camping, whitewater and biking, events and festivals, and rich cultural heritage.
Things to consider before camping in Colorado
Tips for Camping in the Rocky Mountains
- Altitude sickness - If you are coming from a lower elevation and plan on camping in the Rocky Mountains, make sure to drink lots of water and stay hydrated. Also try to acclimatise at a lower elevation before going into the mountains. Altitude sickness is no fun and can ruin a trip.
- Respect the wildlife - Keeping your food picked up. Use proper bear canisters or bear hangs for all your food and anything that has a smell to it. Remember you are not the only ones out there. This is their home, respect it.
- Purchase a map of the area you will be camping in, ahead of time. Research the area before arriving.
- Leave No Trace - Follow LNT guidelines (Leave No Trace)
- Bring Layers - The weather in the mountains can change with a snap of a finger. Higher elevations can still have snow and get snow in the middle of summer.
Places to visit in Colorado
Base for the Rocky Mountain National Park. Lots of awesome little gift shops. Horseback riding is another fun outdoor activity in Estes. Home to lots of wildlife. Especially Elk. Elk are known to cause traffic jams from time to time