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4 Adventures to Find
in the Wildlands of Colorado

Experiences for wildlife lovers in Colorado's great outdoors

Colorado’s diverse terrain ranges from dense urban centers to vast tracts of wilderness that transform with each passing season, so there are plenty of adventures to be found in any part of the state. No matter what kind of outdoor adventure you pursue in the wildlands, natural reserves and parks across the state, always consider the needs and abilities of all participants before choosing suitable activities for the group.

A woman with backpack looking at smalle lake in Colorado
The great outdoors in Colorado's wildlands attract hikers and backpackers,
looking for wildlife experiences and to explore its natural features.

Cross-Country Hiking and Backpacking

Hiking and back-packing are one of the biggest selling points of Colorado’s great outdoors. There are hundreds of different options when choosing the area, difficulty and length of an excursion. The area’s state and national parks are prime destinations for nature enthusiasts, but there are also plenty of other local trails and destinations to visit across the entire state.

Long-Distance and Guided Trips

Colorado is a big state and there is a lot to see, especially if you want to get a broader perspective on some of the state’s most magnificent natural features. Taking advantage of outdoor ATV jeep rentals to enable a long and detailed tour of the Flat Tops Wilderness or portions of the Rocky Mountain National Park can be a great way to make the most of your time. Traveling with local guides can also present an unparalleled opportunity to learn and build new experiences.

Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife Tours

Colorado’s wildlands are also teeming with opportunities for outdoor sportsmen and wildlife lovers. Bird and animal-watch tours take place across the state throughout the year in timing with seasonal developments in local wildlife. The state’s many freshwater lakes, streams and rivers provide ample opportunity for fishing enthusiasts to hone their skills. The region also features lively hunting opportunities in their appropriate season.

Skiing and Snowshoeing

Even though winter can hold Colorado in a cold and icy grip for months on end, the state’s wilderness still presents an attractive opportunity for snow lovers. Whether you want to ski down slopes on a mountain or pull yourself across a cross-country landscape, there are plenty of destinations to suit your tastes. Locals and visitors can also participate in snowshoe tours or break out their snowboard to enjoy the slopes in style.

It may not be home to the country’s greatest beaches or biggest cities, but Colorado’s beautiful blend of civilization and wilderness makes it a prime destination for tourists. Even as you look for ways to enjoy the state’s wildlands, it’s also important to take personal safety seriously and prepare for the possible risks you can encounter in wilderness areas.

About the author

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

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