Colorado What to Pack

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Colorado What to Pack

  • Dress in Layers, and Keep it Simple

    It's cooler in the mountains than on the plains, so dress in layers as you ascend above 6,000 feet, even in the summertime. Don't forget to bring a jacket for the evening, the temperature will drop 20 degrees when the sun goes down. Best time for planning outdoor activities is before 4:00 pm -- late afternoon showers can be commonplace in the...

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  • Prepare for the Outdoors

    Good hiking shoes. Colorado style is very laid-back, athletic. Birkenstock's, Tevas, and the ugly Crocs!Make sure you have a light rain jacket in the summer. It can be sunny during the day and the storms will roll in during the evening. Sunscreen-At this high altitude you have a greater risk of sunburn even in the winter while skiing.Bug...

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  • Water

    I know you are getting sick and tired of reading this, but PLEASE bring plenty of WATER. I can't stress this enough. Not only just for Colorado Springs, but for ALL of Colorado.

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  • Chilly in August

    You're always going to be able to find chilly weather in this state, even in the middle of the summer. Granted, you're going to have to climb way up into the mountains to do so, but that's exactly what you're going to want to do anyway. So just make sure that, when you travel here in the summertime, you at least pack a sweater or a light jacket.

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  • To bring list for Colorado Springs

    Bring a light jacket. Camera. Tent, backpack, etc. You won't get away from here without camping at least one night! Water, and lots of it.

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  • In the Summertime

    Even in the summertime you need to bring warm clothes. Temperatures can change 40 degrees or so when you change your elevation. Before driving into the mountains, it was 80 something degrees. But once we started getting higher, the temperature dropped into the 40's within twenty minutes!!!

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  • Colorado high attitude will remind about...

    Always have a bottle of water with yourself, because dry air of Colorado will push you to have drinks more than you do this as always. I don't mean drinks in the bar, because sometimes we have more than always and then we regret about it :-)))

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  • Layers..the key to warmth.

    Suticase big enough for snowpants and other snowgear. Cold weather/snow gear/ ski-snowboard gear. A very good mositurizer, aloe vera in case you get sunburn or windburn. Good Ski Coat, Gloves, usual ski gear. Skis however there are plenty of places to rent them.

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  • Some List

    Skies, slades for winter, bycicle, roller blades and sport shoes for summer time Something warm and comfortable for skiingGood bycicle pants and gloves for bycicle ridingGear for roller blades Tapes, bands, because maybe you will fell a lot, but be careful anyway Which will be pretty good for taking panorama pictures Don't take care much of...

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  • Packing List

    Take warm underwear, googles and wind resistent clothes. It can get chilly on the mountains. Don´t forget sun lotion.

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  • Packing List

    While I was living in Colorado, we had a saying, 'if you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes'. So, wear layers so you can shed them off or pile them on easily. If you head into the mountains in the early spring of fall, be cautious of this quickly changing weather. In short, buy good gear, be prepared, and you never regret it.

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  • Packing List

    Be casual. This is the West. Golden is especially a casual town and unless you are here on business or planning a trip to a special restaurant, think wholesome outdoorsy. Lightweight hiking shoes or good sneakers will get you almost anywhere, as will jeans. The weather is infamously variable, so plan on layering anytime of the year. It can snow in...

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  • Packing List

    duffel sunscreen and lots of it, especially if youre gonna ski. ive heard of people getting third degree sunburns in winter from being stupid and not wearing sunscreen. sunscreen NORMAL CAMRERA. swimming suit for elitches. there is a kickass water park there dont forget sunscreen, hairbrush or comb and a toothbrush.

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  • Packing List

    If visiting in late Spring and late Summer, be sure and take warm clothes. We were there the first week of September and encountered some snow. Cameras are a must. If available, bring both still and video cameras. Wide angle and telephoto lens are helpful. Don't forget the binoculars!

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  • Packing List

    Dry bags are needed for the rapids. Coolers are need for beverages. Sandles and swimming gear. It adds zest to the trip if you have a dress up night. There is always space for a costume...

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  • Packing List

    sturdy, and ones that can get dirty if you're camping Mountain weather is pretty extreme, even in the summer. Nights can be very cold--we awoke to frost and a crust of ice on the water our first morning camping this year (mid-July). If the sun is out in the afternoon, it can be warm enough for short sleeves and a bath in the stream (brr!)....

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  • Packing List

    If you are planning to ski or snowboard you must take warms clothes. Vail mountain reaches very highs heights and at the top of the mountain gets real cold. You may think twice before taking hitech equipment such us MiniDV Cams or Ciber Photo Cams ... de extreme cold may affect them. Don´t forget to take a small and comfortable backpack.

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  • Packing List

    If you are going skiing, don't forget the following: ski jacket (or bring a waterproof windbreaker and layer some clothes), ski pants (I used track suit pants layered over running tights and it worked fine), sweaters, sweatshirts, anything coolmax!, warm socks, waterproof gloves, a hat, and of course bring sunglasses or a ski mask--it gets bright...

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  • Packing List

    Well, this depends on the type of trip you want to make. I stayed with a family, so a regular suitcase was sufficient. Be sure to bring some decent shoes if you want do do some hiking. There are many rivers, creeks and waterfalls, so it could be slippery.In summer, days are very warm, but the temperature quickly decreases when the sun has set....

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  • Packing List

    In the summer, if you go hiking in the mountains carry a daypack at all times with a jacket, bottled water, a map & compass, food (Powerbars) & pocketknife. In some places, it's a good idea to hang food, film, soap and anything else that smells in a bear bag at night. Ask a Forest Ranger.

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  • Packing List

    If you are going to Colorado during the winter season, don't forget your downhill skiis or your snowboard. Ski-areas like Aspen and Vail are well known world wide. Family Travel For more information and photos from the famous ski-resorts please have a look at my Aspen and Vail pages. I was there in the late spring, so almost no snow left for...

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  • Packing List

    Adventure Travel When shooting photography seriously in the National Park, you need long lenses to really get the wildlife up close and personal. Linda borrowed this beast to take some pictures of elk. I use a smaller lens and get closer.

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