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Morgan Tilton

Articles By Morgan Tilton

A New Education Center in Montrose Aims to Make Outdoor Recreation More Inclusive

The Outer Range campus, which will be run by the Montrose County School District, is one of many new efforts across the country pairing outdoor opportunities with public education.

A New Guidebook Explores the Best Beginner Backcountry Skiing Terrain in Colorado

Ski mountaineer and author Lou Dawson updated his definitive roundup of the state’s mellowest routes following the recent surge of out-of-bounds snow adventurers.

Colorado Adaptive Athletes Climb Cotopaxi Volcano for Disability Rights

A mountaineering mission led by Coloradans is raising funds to support individuals with amputation needs.

Flash Foxy Launches Climbing Courses for Women and Genderqueer Coloradans

As climbing grows nationwide, the group aims to make the sport more inclusive—including here in Colorado.

How to Travel and Camp by RV in Colorado

From towable trailers to truck bed campers and motorized recreational vehicles, taking home on the road has risen in popularity statewide.

What to Expect From the New Designated Campsites Near Crested Butte

In response to increased visitation, large portions of the Gunnison National Forest will switch from dispersed to designated camping.

How Female Colorado Runners Set a Record on One of the Grand Canyon’s Most Difficult Trails

A trio of endurance athletes were the first women to finish the R2R2R-alt, a rugged trek from one side of the canyon to the other—and back.

Kiana Clay

Snowboarder Kiana Clay Is Fighting to Make Paralympic History

Females with upper-limb disabilities aren’t currently allowed to compete in snowboarding events at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing. The Colorado athlete started a petition to change that.

Ride for Racial Justice

Ride for Racial Justice Looks to Increase Representation in Cycling

The organization, which launched in 2020 in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, has partnered with SBT GRVL to provide 25 race entries for cyclists of color in this year’s popular gravel race.

Curecanti National Recreation Area

First-Timer’s Guide: Curecanti National Recreation Area

This paradise in southwest Colorado brims with unworldly rock formations, hundreds of incredible campsites, and the state’s largest shoreline—and there are opportunities for adventure year-round.

We Tested Kokopelli’s New XPD Adventure Packraft

The single-person raft celebrates ease-of-use—even for novice boaters.

How To Stow and Fix Your Winter Adventure Gear

As summer beckons, Colorado’s outdoor experts share their wisdom on cold-weather gear care and storage—from backcountry beacons to base layers and ski boots.

Online Outdoor Education Is Popping Up—For Free

From expedition planning to remote leadership, Colorado’s outdoor industry pioneers are creating new ways for communities to forge ahead during a pandemic.

Take Your Family to the Free Backcountry Day at Monarch Mountain

As off-piste exploration rises in popularity, this Colorado ski resort is spearheading education in-bounds to help recreationists sharpen their safety skills.

7 Places to Buy Reused Outdoor Gear in and Around Denver

It’s not just Patagonia’s new Worn Wear pop-up in Boulder—conscious recreationists are seeking like-new goods for steep discounts, and a growing number of Colorado retailers are meeting that demand.

As the Popularity of Indoor Climbing Grows, As Does the Need for Gym-to-Crag Programs

Peak Mountain Guides in Ridgway is the latest company to launch a clinic to guide indoor climbers on how to take their practice outdoors.

Outdoor Retailer at Civic Center

Why Did Outdoor Retailer Cancel its November Show in Denver?

Fewer than three months before it was scheduled, Outdoor Retailer canceled its second-annual November trade show. Here’s why they made the decision—and what it means for Denver.

This Ultra Race Is Prioritizing Gender Equality and Inclusion

Colorado’s High Lonesome 100 announced a handful of new policies this week that offer more opportunities for women to register for the race, in addition to promoting inclusivity for transgender and non-binary participants.

Outdoor Brands Are Uniting Against Single-Use Plastic

Leaders across the outdoor industry are dissolving their dependency on disposable waste.

6 of Colorado’s Best Stargazing Destinations

Stargazers can enjoy—and support—the state’s designated Dark Sky sites by visiting them throughout June, which Gov. Jared Polis recently proclaimed as Dark Sky Month.

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