Colorado’s backcountry is vast. Without a guide, it’s easy to get lost.
Colorado Wonderland blog offers expert advice about hiking, climbing, skiing and biking across our state.
If you need ideas about where to go, check out our trip reports, trail suggestions or adventure stories on the blog.
Are you interested in how growth in cities is affecting the outdoors? Learn about how leaders are managing the environmental impacts of more people in the backcountry. Find out what you can do to protect the environment and recreate responsibly.
Colorado Wonderland blog is dedicated to crafting high quality stories about the places you love. I’ve spent years on the ground researching our state, and I love talking with experts. Read more about me.
If you’re looking to add some spice to an alpine ascent, you may enjoy ‘scrambling.’ A scramble is a Class 3 or 4 route that mixes hiking with climbing. Here are some suggestions for how to get started scrambling.Keep reading
Thru-Hikers know that some of the best backpacking gear is also the cheapest. These five household items are incredibly useful and easy to find.Keep reading
Looking for a longer trail to explore in Colorado Springs? The Intemann Trail is open to hikers, bikers and runners. The Intemann Trail connects Colorado Springs with Manitou Springs, offering a canvas for all kinds of human-powered adventures at the base of Pikes Peak.Keep reading
I started Colorado Wonderland to report on the confluence between outdoor recreation and environmental issues in Colorado.
I grew up in Denver, hiking, biking and climbing trees. In high school, I solo-hiked across the state on the Colorado Trail.
I love sharing advice about my favorite trails and places to visit. I’ve lived in Denver, Colorado Springs and Telluride.
When I’m not writing, I’m often conducting ‘boots on the ground’ research, running, biking, skiing, climbing or planning my next adventure.