Five Things To Do In Colorado Before Summer Ends

Five Things To Do In Colorado Before Summer Ends
This time of year, we almost hate to see summer go, but we know that beautiful fall colors and the winter sports season are right around the corner. However, before you put away your sandals and pull out your ski boots, there are still several weeks to enjoy summer activities in Colorado. Here is our list of five things you should do before summer ends.

Hiking to the Top of Colorado - Mt. Elbert

Hiking to the Top of Colorado - Mt. Elbert
With extra time during the pandemic, John and I planned to make a short mid-week trip to one of the highest cities in Colorado – Leadville. Our objectives were to paddleboard on Twin Lakes, hike Mt. Elbert and check out some of the local shops/eateries. We were also excited to...

Introducing Our New Colorado T-Shirt Design!

Introducing Our New Colorado T-Shirt Design!
Are you looking for your new, favorite Colorado tee? Check out our newest design featuring a one-of-a-kind depiction of the Colorado flag and Colorado life. Made of premium tri-blend fabric that’s as comfortable as it is durable, it’s sure to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts as well as lovers of all things Colorado.

Blue Lake via Mitchell Lake Trail - Roosevelt National Forest - ColoradoCool Apparel

Blue Lake via Mitchell Lake Trail - Roosevelt National Forest - ColoradoCool Apparel
If you're looking for a mild/moderate Colorado hike full of beautiful Colorado scenery, keep reading. This hike has some of just about everything but isn't very difficult. The hike up to just Mitchell Lake is really quick/easy, just a mile...then its two more to get up to Blue Lake. I would suggest hitting both as getting up to Blue Lake isn't too difficult and as you can see, behind those sweet ColoradoCool Hats, the scenery is well worth a moderate Colorado hike.

Dream Lake/Emerald Lake (RMNP)

Dream Lake/Emerald Lake (RMNP)
If you are looking for a mild hike and countless opportunities for great views and photos, Dream Lake is a great spot to hit. Make sure if you come when the weather is nice you get here really early, or its not gonna be enjoyable. (Unless you don't mind crowds). A must see at some point for everyone!  

Blue Lake (Mt. Sneffels, San Juans)

Blue Lake (Mt. Sneffels, San Juans)
The trailhead is just right up the road from several camp spots and the hike to the lake is about 3.5 miles (to lower Blue Lake). It is a moderately difficult hike for frequent hikers, but you have constant excuses to take breaks. The views of the peak of Mt. Sneffels, the meadows filled with wildflowers, the wildlife and waterfall had us constantly stopping and taking in the views.

ColoradoCool Apparel at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

ColoradoCool Apparel at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
First off, I don’t know how this isn’t a better known spot...its epic. I had heard of it in passing but had no idea how amazing it is. The depth of the canyon is insane (deepest point-Warner Point-2,722 feet), with a flowing river at the bottom that echoes through the canyon, clearly audible even at the top.