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Plan Your Summer Vacation in the Winter

If you’re looking for a great deal on your summer vacation, you should start planning it right now! The best way to avoid that winter depression is to turn your mind towards summer and start planning that family vacation. Not only will it get you out of your seasonal funk, but you might just find…

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October 28, 2015

Tips to Outdoor Exercise in The Fall and Winter

The crisp, cool, autumn air is perfect for taking a long run, bike or a hike. But, you have to dress accordingly. You may be nice and warm when you are running, but once you stop, the cold air will force your body temperature to drop quickly. Dress appropriately in the fall and get the…

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October 24, 2015

Why We Catch and Release

The practice of catching and releasing is widely debated. Some argue that keeping your catch to feed yourself and your family is the most natural and sustainable fishing practice. Others would argue that we are not responsible enough to make that decision for ourselves. If we really only took the fish we were going to…

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October 14, 2015

Fall Camping Prep-List

True outdoorsmen never let a little fall weather stop them from camping or enjoying the great outdoors It may be colder, but each season brings new beauty to our state, so every season is camping season, as far as we’re concerned. You just need to know how to pack and prepare, so you don’t end…

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October 9, 2015

The Best Time and Place to See the Aspen Trees Changing for Fall

Don’t miss Colorado’s natural fall wonder: the aspen! Pretty much everywhere you turn in Colorado you find a picture perfect moment. The hardest part for visitors and natives alike is where to go to get the best photo, the best view and the best of Colorado fall colors. Late September, early October, is the time to…

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October 7, 2015

DVK Reminder: Don’t Feed the Animals!

No matter how cute they are, and no matter how they bat their big, beautiful eyes at you as they eye your lunch or snack bags. Feeding the animals while exploring the great outdoors will inevitable do more harm than good. Wild animals are perfectly capable of finding their own food. They’ve been doing it…

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October 2, 2015

One Big Whitewater Rafting Mistake

Water water everywhere, and not a drop to drink! For a successful whitewater rafting trip you need need a pumping river, some roaring rapids, and plenty of drinking water. In between nature watching, paddling, screaming and laughing, make sure you take the time to hydrate your body. You may be wet on the outside, but…

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September 30, 2015

Float Fishing the Gunnison River in the Fall

Gold Medal Catch and Release Trout Fishing in Colorado Our Colorado rafting season is nearing the end, but there are still plenty of outdoor adventures for you to enjoy. The great part about the rafting slowing down, is that the rivers become less crowded, which is when all the fly fishermen and women come out…

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September 23, 2015

Catch and Release: How To Properly Handle Your Trout

Fly fishing in the fall is one of our favorite activities. The rivers quiet down with the end of most rafting seasons, leaving the waters even more quiet and tranquil, perfect for the avid fly fisherman to hit the water and get that trophy fish. But, as nature lovers we are always trying to strike…

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September 18, 2015

Don’t Let Mosquitoes Suck the Fun Out of Colorado River Rafting

The only thing that sucks about rafting the many rivers of Colorado are the mosquitoes (badum bum!) They won’t get you as you’re rushing down the river, but when you are settling down for the night at the DVK campsite the little suckers will find you in a second. To avoid itching your way through…

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July 22, 2015