US 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!
Labor Day weekend is upon us and many are packing up to enjoy the last of summer camping in Colorado. For many campers, as well as many campgrounds, Labor Day marks the end of the normal camping season in Colorado.
Most of the campgrounds in Colorado are still open later in the year and many of them remain open year round. However, with those that are open later expect to see many of the amenities closed down or limited. Sometimes camping fees are also reduced as water or electricity may be turned off. You may also have a hard time reserving any campsites after Labor Day as most campgrounds move to first come, first serve campsites.
With the final trip of the year planned out and being organized it is a good idea to keep in the back of . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Labor Day Weekend Closes Camping Season
How to make a Traditional S’more S’mores may be the quintessential camping food. Loved by millions the traditional s’more is a wonderful camping treat.
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings Serving Size 5 Minutes 5 Minutes 10 Minutes 24 1 S’more Traditional S’more Recipe Ingredients Large Marshmallows | 10 oz bag Graham Crackers | 1 box Hersey’s Chocolate Bar | 12 1.5 oz Bars Traditional S’more Recipe Instructions Preparation Break a full graham cracker in half. Put both half’s on a paper plate. Break the Hersey’s bar in half with the wrapper on. Set aside one half, put the other half in your pocket (with the wrapper still on). Spear a marshmallow on a two pronged fire roasting skewer. Cooking Roast your marshmallow on the fire (or camp stove), slowy . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Traditional Camping S’more Recipe
Camping really is good for the soul. Research done this year has shown that getting out and away from modern day life can have an important impact on us. Many of us know that camping has a reviving and rejuvenating quality. New research backs up these ideas with camping science!
A recent study was conducted in Colorado by the University of Colorado in Boulder suggesting that our bodies quickly adjust their circadian rhythms (body clock) when camping. The research was done with a test group of volunteer campers over a week and their findings backed up what many have already believed—that camping can reset a person and truly get them “back to nature”, or at least a human being’s natural circadian rhythm.
It really shouldn’t come as a . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping Can Reset Your Body Clock
May 24-27 is Colorado Kayak’s Suppy Paddlefest
Kick off the summer paddling season this Memorial Day weekend with an exciting interactive river festival in Buena Vista and the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area . Whether you are a newby to the sport of kayaking or one of the most seasoned paddlers, this action packed weekend has something for you. The four-day festival will feature river competitions, multi-sport races, free demonstrations, educational seminars, live music and tons of fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee Country. Check out this video for an overview of past highlights and visit the Colorado Kayak Supply Paddlefest Home . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Go Camping for Colorado Kayak Supply’s Paddlefest
May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m is the Family Fishing Festival
Bring the whole family out for a day of fishing fun at Lake Pueblo State Park . Beginners and experts of all ages are welcome to attend. The Visitor Center will feature activity tables for the kids, while stations set throughout the park will be equipped with staff to teach vital fishing skills through hands-on activities. Some lucky attendees may even walk away with a free fishing pole! Begin your day at the Visitor Center, where maps of the stations will be available. Make sure to pack plenty of snacks and a picnic lunch, sunscreen and bug spray.
Better yet, reserve a campsite at Lake Pueblo State Park and make it a . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Family Fishing Festival at Lake Pueblo State Park
One of my favorite things to do while camping is stargazing. There isn’t anything quite as grand as a clear mountain view of the sky far away from any light pollution. Here is a great opportunity to learn more about our night sky from the Western Colorado Astronomy Club. Reserve a campsite and be ready for a fun night of star gazing!
Join members of the Western Colorado Astronomy Club for an evening of star gazing, planet viewing and exploring the wonders of the nighttime sky at Highline Lake State Park . This evening’s program will focus on the viewing of the planet Jupiter and the Beehive Cluster, a bright triangular shaped star . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Springtime Stargazing at Highline Lake State Park