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- February 24. Avalanche
Awareness. REI Lakewood. 6:30 -
8:00 p.m. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather
reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple
ways to help avoid avalanche danger.
- February 24. Winter Camping Basics.
REI Boulder. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. You like to camp, but have only tried it
in the spring, summer & fall? Learn how to plan, stay warm, select
winter appropriate gear and what to expect when setting up camp and
during your overnight.
- February 25. 10th Backcountry Film
Festival. Grand Junction, Masonic Lodge, 2400 Consistory Court.
6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. $. Don't miss the Backcountry Film Festival's
nine unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow
less traveled. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit, Winter Wildlands
Alliance, The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of
professional and grassroots films .
- February 25. Beauty and Friendship on
the Colorado Trail. REI Boulder. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Come join
2014 solo thru-hiker David Fanning as he tells his story of amazing
beauty, extraordinary friendship, and youth regained along the
- February 25.
Snowshoeing Basics. REI Westminster. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Join our
experienced REI staff for a class on the basics of snowshoeing. We
will focus on the appropriate selection of gear as well as the basics
on what you need and where to go to get started.
- February 26. Ski / Snowboard
Waxing Basics. REI Boulder. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Taking care of
your skis/board will help you have a great time on the slopes. Our
technician will examine how and why waxes work and base preparation.
- February 26-27. Banff Mountain Film
Festival. Paramount Theater, Denver. 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. The 2015
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films to about 400
communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes
and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in
this year’s world tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer
within you. This stop on the world tour is hosted by the Colorado
Mountain Club which benefits from all proceeds.
- February 28. Colorado Ice Fishing Tournaments.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife listing.
- February 28. Bird-ology Rocky
Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Denver. 10:00 -
11:30 a.m. Here’s your chance to be a wildlife biologist for the day!
Get hands - on experience with bird banding techniques using assorted
replica birds as part of an indoor mist - netting simulation, collect
and record scientific data, and learn more about other conservation
careers. Recommended for ages 8 - 12 years old.
- More Events & Classes: See our
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How to Use This Site
- To plan your outdoor activities go to
our "What Do You Want To Do?"
section. You will find trip descriptions and maps, organized by activity
type, to help you figure out what to do and where to go. Some of it is on
this site and the rest is on other sites for which we provide links. If
you know what part of the state you are interested in, start with our
"Where Do You Want To Go"
section and click on a yellow marker in one of our 26 regions. That page and the
yellow markers contain links to our "region profile" pages which provide
an overview of public lands in a region and list books, maps, and websites
for that region.
- To find places to sleep in the boonies,
go to the "Where You Can Stay" section. There is
on cabins, yurts, campgrounds, etc. (We do not provide info on places to stay
in towns. But you can get that from the tourism websites that we list on
our "Helpful Information Sources"
page and on each region's profile page.)
- To check the status of such things as
snow depths, river flows, avalanche danger, etc., go to the
"Current Conditions" section.
- To pitch in with ORIC or other outdoor
organizations, check out our "Volunteering" section.
The rest of the sections in the menu in the left column ought to be
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ORIC wants to be your most important resource for help planning your next outdoor adventure.
We provide thorough information for Colorado as well as some information for surrounding states.
And we do it two ways: through this website and in person at an information
desk in the map department of the REI store in downtown Denver.
We are a not-for-profit partnership of eight federal, state and private organizations. Our
staff is one full-time manager, supplied by the US Forest Service, and a crew of
volunteers. For more information, see our
Visit us at REI: 1416 Platte St.
Store location map.
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Recent Updates to This Site
- We have added 39 trail listings to our North Park region trail
winter. Total trail listings on this website now: 3,275. 1/23/15.
- Our Granby region trail pages (day
have had a total of 73 trails added, most of them on the backpacking
page. Total trail listings on this website now: 3,236. 1/7/15.
- All three of our Boulder region trail pages (day
have been beefed up with the addition of 55 trail listings, two thirds
of them on the backpacking page. Total trail listings on this website
now: 3,163. 12/18/14.
- We have a new
"Estes Park Region Backpacking Trails/Trips Index" with 59 trail
listings. And we have added 12 trail listings to our
"Estes Park Region Day Hiking Trails Index". Total trail listings on
this website now: 3,108. 11/5/14.
- All of our Fort Collins region pages have been updated: the
region profile page,
day hiking trails page,
backpacking page, and
winter trails page. We have added 56 more trail listings. Total
trail listings on this website now: 3,049. 10/17/14.
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