Fox in the Forest

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Discover Your Adventure with this Colorado Blog

Find yourself daydreaming about your next big outdoor adventure?

Want to learn the *secret* hot spots of Colorado and the American Southwest?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Welcome to the best outdoor Colorado blog on the internet. 

I guarantee you’ll find no other place that gives you exclusive local Colorado travel recommendations, insider tips to how to beat the crowds on the hottest hiking trails, and where to find that secret camping spot hidden in the American Southwest.

So go ahead, stop traveling like a tourist, and start exploring Colorado and the American Southwest like a local.

Experience Colorado Like a Local, Not a Tourist.

Want all the beauty of the mountains without the hordes of crowds? Looking to get out there and see the most beautiful places in Colorado through a local lens? 

Uncovering the secret hiking spots in Colorado just got a lot easier with this lineup of Colorado Weekend Hiking Itineraries built just for your adventure.

Meet Meg

Meg here. Long-time Colorado local (13 years and counting). There’s nothing I love more than leaving the city and exploring my backyard of Colorado.

I went from calling myself a bad hiker to becoming a professional freelance writer for the outdoors.

Now I scale Colorado’s tallest peaks and inch my way to the top of desert towers only to have a relaxing night by the campfire each weekend.

The outdoors has so much to teach us about ourselves. The strength we find trying something new translates to all aspects of life.

I’m here to empower you to get outside with confidence. 

Get ready to level up your hiking skills, learn how to snag that secret camping spot, and so much more.

You have what it takes to feel courageous, self-reliant, and empowered when you get outside.

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Which Colorado Hike is Perfect for You?

Take this two-minute quiz to discover which Colorado hiking trail fits your personality! Get ready for drool-worthy views, unique landscapes, and more.

Incredible Adventures Start Here

Ready to say goodbye to crowded trails and hello to sweet, sweet outdoor solitude? 

Check out these amazing adventures perfect for this season…

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Colorado Backpacking Trips to Tackle this Season

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20 Things to Do in Evergreen, CO that Will Blow Your Mind

A super massive guide to 20 of the all time best things to do in Evergreen, CO. So, get your insider tips now and enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

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Colorado Wildflowers: Where to Find ‘Em and How to Spot Them

A local’s super comprehensive guide to all of the very best Colorado wildflowers of all time.

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Aerial view of the Lariat Loop and one of the top Golden attractions.

17 Mega Fun Things to Do in Golden CO

A super savvy local’s guide to 17 of the all time best things to do in Golden Co in 2023.

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Cape Royal in the Grand Canyon is So Worth It

Head to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and check out insane views from Cape Royal now!

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How to Climb South Arapaho Peak Like a Pro

Learn how to traverse South Arapaho Peak like a total boss in 2023 with this expert tips!

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Mindblowingly Beautiful Places in Colorado

Want to visit some of the most beautiful places in Colorado and see some drop dead gorgeous Colorado views? If so then read this epic local’s guide to 60 of the most stunningly beautiful places in Colorado.

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