Mt Democrat - ColoradoCool Apparel

Mt Democrat - ColoradoCool Apparel
Colorado 14er Hike in Late June. Rockin ColoradoCool Apparel (of course) hiking Mt. Democrat. f you're looking to hit a Colorado 14er that's not too intense yet still has some awesome views and will make for a great half day, Mt. Democrat is an awesome choice. It is pretty common to hit Mt. Democrat, Mt. Cameron, Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Bross all in one as you can traverse from peak to peak without losing too much elevation, but as we had a few more inexperienced hikers in the group last weekend (6/24), we decided to keep it chill and just summit Mt. Democrat.

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.

Reservoir Ridge (Fort Collins)

Reservoir Ridge (Fort Collins)
Mountain Biking Reservoir Ridge - Horsetooth Reservoir - Fort Collins It's always a pleasant surprise when you find a trail right in your own backyard. What defines a trick ass trail you might ask? Well, the trail needs to be stimulating yet grueling. Long rock gardens, sketchy, narrow chutes and just...

Limbaugh/715 Trail (Colorado Springs)

Limbaugh/715 Trail (Colorado Springs)
Limbaugh / 715 Trail - Monument to Palmer Lake Labor Day weekend in CO is probably one of the most difficult times to escape crowds. Luckily, Colorado Springs is full of amazing forests. We know wherever there are some badass Ponderosa Pines there are likely some badass trails. Even better,...

Hewlett Gulch (Poudre Canyon, Fort Collins)

Hewlett Gulch (Poudre Canyon, Fort Collins)
Hiking/Mountain Biking Hewlett Gulch Trail Hewlett Gulch is a beautiful back woods trail located just outside Fort Collins, about 30 minutes west in the Poudre Canyon. The scenery in the springtime makes for an absolutely breathtaking experience. The intense smell of columbines flourishing in this area and the refreshing sound...

Uncompahgre Peak (San Juans)

Uncompahgre Peak (San Juans)
ColoradoCool Apparel featured hike: Uncompahgre Peak Alright, alright. This is a submission from one of our ColoradoCool Apparel OG's, Nick Gendill. Shout out to our boy Nick for trekking up Uncompahgre, the sixth highest summit in the Rocky Mountains and the highest the San Juan Mountains has to offer. Appreciate the...

Seaman Reservoir (Poudre Canyon, Fort Collins)

Seaman Reservoir (Poudre Canyon, Fort Collins)
ColoradoCool Apparel featured hike: Seaman Reservoir ***PLEASE NOTE*** This blog post was written in 2016. Seaman Reservoir is now exclusively available to people fishing and hunting, and the rope swing has been taken down. Huge bummer! Loss of an amazing spot! But, hope the fishing is good!  - - - ...