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US 36 to Estes Park is Re-Opening

telluride_town_park_flowerUS Highway 36 to Estes Park is set to reopen November 3. This is great news to all of us that love to head to that beautiful Colorado area. The flood hit this area extremely hard and they would love to have tourists back up visiting the area. So if you get the chance head up to the Estes Park area and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. Not only will you be able to enjoy a very nice part of Colorado but your visit can help to revitalize the hard hit area. Just because the regular camping season is over, doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the Colorado outdoors!


Roxborough National Archaeology Day

Roxborough National Archaeology Day

Roxborough is a National Archaeological District. Join Roxborough, History Colorado, Dinosaur Ridge, and the Denver Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society on Saturday, October 19, for National Archaeology Day. Colorado Department of Natural Resources will be having a fair! This will be a fun and educational event for the entire family. Activities are from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. and include:

Archaeological displays on the patio; Kids activities; Hiking and Rox Ride tours of past archaeological sites; Poster displays, handouts and PowerPoint presentations; Dedication of our new archaeology display in the Visitor Center.

Date: 10/19/2013 Time: 10 AM-2 PM Location: Roxborough State Park

It is looking like it is going to be a great day here in Colorado this weekend. Make sure to take advantage of this fun activity . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Roxborough National Archaeology Day


Lory State Park Full Moon Hike

Night Hiking at Lory State Park

This is the Hunter’s moon, or the Travel Moon and our last night hike of the year. If there are clear skies the hike will be three and a half miles. If there is no moon there will be a shorter night hike. Come explore the sights and sounds of Lory by the light of the moon. Meet at South Eltuck at 6:00 PM. The Lory Park Full Moon Hike may end as late 9:30 PM

Date: 10/19/2013 Time: 6:00 PM

This will be a lot of fun so head on out and enjoy the hike! It looks like we will be enjoying some nice weather this weekend in Colorado so make the most of it.

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Government Shutdown Closes Campgrounds and Many Parks

earth-day-camp-out-coloradoThe government shutdown is having a large effect on the many National Parks throughout the country. Many are staffed with a skeleton crew or shut down all together. All of these closures and services are closed down because congress can’t seem to get its act together.

Unfortunately it’s times like this that the far off distant politics swing back around and show how they really do affect each and every one of us. Not in some abstract or far reaching impact, these government shutdowns are putting a stop to our camping trips. The inability for congress, and to a lot of extent our entire government, to get anything done is crippling our country and threatening our future and the future of this beautiful countries natural resources.

I urge all of you nature . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Government Shutdown Closes Campgrounds and Many Parks


Go Camping and Learn About Nature at Night

camping-tent-shadowGo camping this comping weekend at St. Vrain Colorado State Park and take some time to join them in learning about bats, stars, and other natural education about the night. Campers will have the opportunity to learn all about bats in Colorado. If you are more interested in learning about the stars the Longmont Astronomical Society will be our there to teach everyone about the night sky.

Here is the details from Colorado State Parks.

Spook Out Friday the 13th St Vrain State Park September 13, beginning at 7 p.m.

Take the ‘spook’ out of Friday the 13th with a fun, family-friendly and educational night of exploring bats and stars at St. Vrain State Park ! As the sun sets over the . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Go Camping and Learn About Nature at Night


Fish Stocking Report for Colorado 7-2-2013

campoutcolorado-west-lake-dam-day-use-boat-rampCamping season is now well underway! Fishing is one of the most popular activities while camping. Use this as a guide to find out what lakes have been freshly stocked in Colorado. This may help you know where to fish. To find out when to fish try checking Camp Out Colorado’s solunar calender!

One of my favorite things to do when I am out camping and enjoying the great out of doors is fishing. There’s nothing quite like some fresh fish when you are out camping. A nice hot, healthy meal is the perfect thing when camping.

Even if you do not like to eat fish when you are camping the sport of fishing is a lot of fun and something the entire family . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Fish Stocking Report for Colorado 7-2-2013


When to Fish in July in Colorado 2013

pearl-lake-state-park-campground-lake-sideAre you wondering when to fish? Do you want to find out the best time to go hunting? Make sure to stop in to Camp Out Colorado and check when to fish on these solunar time tables. These solunar tables will help campers figure out when to fish during their camping trips in Colorado and other locations. These solunar fishing time tables can be used for other locations to find out when to fish as well. Just adjust the time for the time zone you are in. Colorado is -7 GMT so just adjust the times to figure out when to fish for your area. (East coast add 2 hours, central time zones add 1 hour, pacific time zone subtract an hour.)

Whether you are hunting or fishing when you are out camping . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: When to Fish in July in Colorado 2013