Abyss Lake Trail in Colorado – Backpacking Guide

Abyss Lake is a stunningly beautiful blue Colorado body of water sitting in the alpine bowl below two of the state’s highest peaks, Mount Bierstadt (14,065′) and Mount Evans (14,265′). The jagged 13,842′ Mount Spalding closes off the bowl and completes the alpine scene in a way that steels the show. Abyss Lake is found…

Upper Diamond Lake Trail Guide – Indian Peaks Wilderness

Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness is home to one of our favorite backpacking trips the Pawnee – Buchanan Loop. Because of this, we have been eager to return and explore more of the area. Diamond Lake is located in the heart of the wilderness area and is widely regarded as one of the best day hikes…

Mount Massive Loop in Colorado – Trail Guide

At only eighteen feet shy of being the tallest peak in Colorado, hiking the Mount Massive Loop can seem like a gargantuan undertaking. While its neighbor Mount Elbert (14,439′) is officially the highest mountain in Colorado it is a singular peak rising above the terrain. Mount Massive on the other hand has five summits all…

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop Trail – Colorado Backpacking Guide

Colorado is a place known for backpacking trails with snow-covered peaks and rich blue-colored lakes. However, the very name Colorado refers to the red sandstone found throughout much of the state in iconic spots like the Garden of the Gods and the Red Rocks Amphitheater. In the center of the state lies a vast nearly…

Rafting the Gates of Lodore with Dinosaur River Expeditions

Have you ever dreamed of following in the footsteps of John Wesley Powell and setting off in a raft to explore the great American canyons of the southwest? Well, today, that opportunity presents itself all over Utah. Powell started by floating down the Green River so why not do the same? The stretch that flows…