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  • Published On: October 29th, 2019

    There’s nothing like a scary story or creepy folklore to add some extra spirit to your hike. And there’s no better season than fall—the time for haunts and haints—to point your hiking boots in the direction of the spooky trails across the United States. The these hikes all feature some association with the supernatural (or, […]

  • Published On: October 22nd, 2019

    So much to do, so little time. From the rolling mountains of the Southeast, to the jagged peaks of the West, to the river canyons, waterfalls, and old-growth forests of the Pacific Coast, the Continental United States is home to a lifetime's worth of places to visit and things to do. RootsRated works with outdoor […]

  • Published On: October 15th, 2019

    It’s no secret that Coloradans love the outdoors, and it's pretty obvious why. Look at this place; it's gorgeous! From canyons to mountains to waterfalls, Colorado has it all. It's no wonder that so many people move here from all over the country, and truth be told, that's one of my favorite parts about living […]

  • Published On: October 11th, 2019
    Clear Creek Canyon Rock Climbing

    Intro Clear Creek Canyon in Golden is about 40 minutes from Boulder. As a sibling to Boulder Canyon, the rock climbing here is less established but offers a bit more variety in terms of rock — gneiss, schist and sandy granite are all present, most of it relatively solid. Because the canyon is about 12 […]

  • Published On: October 8th, 2019

    Choosing a university or college graduate program is a big decision—there are tons of options out there, and every one of them is going to have pros and cons. Add in the extensive application process and then waiting to hear whether or not you’ve been selected. While it’s important to consider the reputation of the […]

  • Published On: October 4th, 2019
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    These are the kind of articles that keep me up at night. Whittling down a list of Colorado’s best day hikes to a mere twenty is a daunting task. There are literally hundreds of hikes that would fit the bill, and none of them would be wrong. If that comes off like a big, fat, […]

  • Published On: October 4th, 2019
    Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park

    An Insider’s Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park: Unveiling Nature’s Majesty All Year Round Rocky Mountain National Park, a sprawling wilderness of towering peaks, alpine meadows, and crystal-clear lakes, beckons adventurers year-round. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a thrill-seeker, or someone seeking tranquility, the park offers an abundance of experiences. In this insider’s guide, we […]

  • Published On: October 4th, 2019

    A loud bugling throws my eyes open. I’m curled up in the back of my car, zipped tight into my sleeping bag. The windows have frosted over a little bit in the cold. The night before, I’d sped south from Yellowstone in search of some place to sleep before heading to Grand Teton National Park […]

  • Published On: October 4th, 2019
    Learn to ski Eldora just outside Denver with these insider tips

    Just minutes up the hill from Boulder, and a mere hour-plus drive from downtown Denver, lies the lesser-known ski “resort” of Eldora. Famed for its less expensive lift tickets and “Just Say No to I-70” slogan—which encourages people to avoid the crowds and traffic at bigger, more popular resorts along the I-70 corridor—locals have long loved this […]

  • Published On: October 4th, 2019
    Hessie Trail - Snowshoeing

    Intro Though it can get a little crowded on winter weekends, the Hessie Trailhead out of the tiny town of Eldora is worth a visit. Only about an hour from Boulder, this snowshoe-friendly trail features a 1.5 mile route to Lost Lake, a scenic destination that is easier to find than its name suggests. Beyond […]