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Gift Guide 2017: Colorado Gifts for Exploring the Great Outdoors

Spread stoke this holiday season with gear and experiences that are sure to delight the adventure-seeker on your list.

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Timberleaf Camping Trailer

If you love a good road trip, then this decked out Denver-made trailer will be the perfect companion for you and your Subaru. You can fully customize your own Timberleaf, choosing everything from the exterior color to countertop patterns. Plus, if you want to do the environment a solid (and have access to power when you’re off the grid), you can install solar panels installed on your rig, too. Starts at $19,750. Order online.

The Smash mountain bike. Photo by JMV Digital.

The Smash Mountain Bike by Guerrilla Gravity

Living in the Front Range means mountain biking season lasts all year long, which is why Denver-based Guerrilla Gravity’s The Smash mountain bike is the ideal gift for your favorite adrenaline junkie. This bike is bold, and the pros at Guerrilla Gravity will help you customize  it—including choosing from eye-catching frame colors, like lime green and magenta. Starts at $2,095. Order online or stop by their Denver store.

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Single Heli Drop at Silverton Mountain

If you know someone who wants to take their skiing to the next level this winter, look no further than Silverton Mountain. For less than $200, you can give the gift of one heli-ski in some of the world’s best terrain. $179 (in addition to price of a lift ticket). Pre-book online.

The Home Ranch. Photo by Steve Glass.

A Weekend Stay at The Home Ranch

It’s hard to beat a weekend in Colorado’s mountains, which is why a getaway to The Home Ranch in Clark (north of Steamboat Springs) is ideal for your special someone, or the whole family. Guests should anticipate world-class amenities and memorable activities—like private fishing lessons—all alongside breathtaking mountain views. Prices vary. Purchase online or call at 970-879-1780.

Topo Designs’ Chalk Bag. Photo by Topo Designs.

Chalk Bag by Topo Designs

This brightly colored chalk bag made by Denver-based Topo Designs is ideal for the buddy who loves to spend days in the rock gym. Not only does it look cool, it’s functional, too. (Topo lined the interior with fleece, which helps keep the chalk inside the bag and not all over your things.) $29; Order online or purchase in a Topo Designs store in Denver, Boulder, or Fort Collins.

Unicorn Dust Chalk. Photo by FrictionLabs.

Unicorn Dust Chalk by FrictionLabs

Denver’s own FrictionLabs creates arguably the best chalk in the climbing business. From fine to super chunky, every climber will find a chalk they’ll want to fill their bag with. Plus, with a name like Unicorn Dust, what’s not to love? $10-$25 Order online or purchase in stores like REI or Topo Designs. 

The 14er Summit Register. Photo by the 14er Project.

14er Summit Register by Wanderwide

If you live in Colorado, it’s more than likely that you have a friend (or five) that loves to brag about how many 14ers they’ve bagged. That’s why this hand-printed summit log is perfect for the peak-bagger on your holiday shopping list. Complete with a custom ink pad and stamp, your buddy can show off all the summits they’ve stood on in a unique and beautiful way (plus, with each purchase, $1 is donated to Golden-based non-profit, the Colorado Fourteener Initiative.) $59-$199, Order online.

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Ladies Radium and Fleetwood Sunglasses by Zeal Optics

Boulder-based Zeal Optics knows style and sustainability, creating some of the best sunglasses (complete with plant-based, polarized lenses) in the game. We love the Radium for it’s subtle and sporty design and the Fleetwood for its classic, yet modern look. $149 for the Radium, $169 for the Fleetwood; Order online or purchase in the Zeal Optics store in Boulder.

Mountain Standard’s Camp Chair. Photo by Mountain Standard.

Camp Chair by Mountain Standard

Everyone needs a good camp chair (especially living in Colorado), which is why Boulder-based Mountain Standard’s sleek, compact chair will do the trick. Small (it weighs only 3.5 pounds) but mighty, this little camp companion can hold up to 300 pounds, making it a welcome and comfortable addition to any campfire gathering. $88 Order online or purchase in the Mountain Standard store in Boulder. 


Read 5280’s entire 2017 guide to Colorado gift giving.

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