Welcome to Western Colorado Outdoors

This post is also available in: enEnglish frFrançais deDeutsch ja日本語

 

Welcome to Western Colorado Outdoors. Our website is dedicated to promoting outdoor activity here in Western Colorado. Bike, hike, ski, snowshoe, fish, hunt, camp, or just enjoy a cold beverage at a brew pub, our goal is to provide visitors and locals the best information on living outdoors Western Colorado Style!

We invite our readers to dig in and explore, the adventure of Western Colorado.

Outdoor Events:  Western Colorado Style

Western Colorado Outdoors brings our readers the classic outdoor events in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.

 

Out and About in Western Colorado

Hike

Hiking options abound here on the Western Slope. Our directory of hiking trails serves as an introduction to getting back to the trail Western Colorado Style.

 
 

Camp

Western Colorado presents the camper a wide variety of options during camping season. Options include National Forrest, National Park/ Monument, State Park, and private campgrounds.
 
 
 
 

Ski


Our Western Colorado Outdoors Guide offers resort weather, snowpack, resort status, maps, and more!
 
 
 
 
 

Climb a 14er

Colorado is home to 54 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Colorado Trail

Thinking of hiking the Colorado Trail? Colorado’s famous long distance trail, almost 500 miles, runs from Denver to Durango. The Trail passes through . . . .
 
 
 
 

Snowshoeing

Snowshoe Western CO Style. Link to our Snowshoeing Guide with trail maps, and links to enjoying this winter activity.
 
 
 
 
 

Fish

Western Colorado hosts some of the best trout fishing in country. From rivers to pristine mountain streams and lakes, Colorado is home to 35 species of warm and cold water fish.

Fishing Link
 
 

Hunt

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque pretium, nisi ut volutpat mollis, leo risus interdum.
 
 
 
 
 

Snowbiking

Looking for a Snowbiking adventure? Many of our Western Colorado ski areas provide trails equipped for snowbiking.  Snowbiking Link
 
 
 
 
 

Paddle

Rivers and Rapids, Colorado has you covered!  Look at surfing options from kayaking, SUP, and rafting with our Colorado River Paddling Guide.
 
 
 
 

Mountain Bike

Western Colorado plays host to some of the best single track in the state. From the Alpine Classic 401, to the Kokopelli Trail on the Colorado River, we have the routes! Check out out Ride posts!
 
 
 
 

Soak

Colorado has a fine selection of natural hot springs that draw both locals and visitors into the healing waters of hot mineral water. Planning to scale a peak, check out our hot springs map guide to both large pools, like Glenwood Springs or the natural pools of Conundrum in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.
 
 
 

Wilderness Areas

The Western Slope of Colorado is the home of 23 wilderness areas. Managed under the National Parks Service, the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, these protected areas preserve over 3.7 million acres of land. Wilderness Area Link
 
 
 
 

Basecamp

Each Basecamp town provides area support for the outdoor explorer. Providing basic services and home town charm are all part of the rural Colorado experience.
 
 
 
 

Partners

Looking for that special craft beer or a hot cup of coffee, our basecamp partners are there to help.  Each advertiser is linked to specific pages around each basecamp.

Partners Link
 
 

State Parks

Our State Park provides park information posts for trip planning. Looking for lake fishing, bird watching, hiking, campfire programs, and unique activities, we have you covered at Western Colorado Outdoors! State Park Link
 
 
 
 

Parks & Monuments

Western Colorado is home to a large number of federal parks, monuments, and conservation areas. From Hovenweep National Monument in the southwest corner to Dinosaur National Monument in the northwest, our information posts assist in planning for your next adventure.
Parks-Monuments Link
 
 
 
 

Climb

Looking for rock climbing information here in Western Colorado? Our climbing posts strive for complete information to plan your climbing adventure. Winter Ice? We have you covered with details on the three ice parks located on the Western Slope. Climbing Link
 
 
 
 
 

Ride Western Colorado Style

 
Western Colorado Outdoors provides you with an online guide to mountain bike trails in Western Colorado and South Eastern Utah.
 



 

Western Colorado Weather

Partly Cloudy
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
30%
Thunderstorm
Monday
Thunderstorm
80%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
40%
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
20%
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
20%