Fall Happenings: Rocky Mountain Hike
Nothing gets you into the fall festivities more than a trip to the mountains. There’s plenty to do in the mountain region of the western U.S. even before the snow falls, including hiking, mountain biking, and taking scenic chairlift rides to look at fall foliage. Find great deals on fantastic fall mountain escapes and the mountain gear you need to enjoy some time away this autumn.
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Choose from Colorado’s Rocky Mountain views that offer fresh air and rustic lodges blended into natural surroundings. A stop in Ridgway, Colorado, will place you in the picturesque Uncompaghre Valley. Surrounded by the Rockies’ San Juan Mountains, there are more than 40 trails and multiple day hiking activities available. This quite western town is noted for its thriving arts community, along with one-of-a-kind family-owned shops and award-winning restaurants. Ridgway is a definite nice vacation break for the outdoorsy types with plenty of leaf-peeping moments available.
Another gorgeous locale is the historical mining town of Park City, Utah, which is part of the Wasatch Back region of the Rocky Mountains. The city sits at the south end of Snyderville Basin with steep mountains to the southeast, south, and west. While there, take a ride on the Alpine Coaster through the beautiful Wasatch mountains. Be sure to hold on tight as the toboggan-style cars whisk visitors down the mountain on nearly 4,000 feet of curves, bends, and loops at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.
If brilliant autumn foliage and log-cabin lodging is more to your liking, then Jackson Hole, Wyoming, might be the right hot spot. Boasting less than 10,000 residents, this town may be the only place on earth where you might see a rodeo cowboy, a rock climber, and a Hollywood starlet all on the same block. Jackson Hole is within driving distance of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, and draws visitors of all types for its special blend of Old West flavor and jaw-dropping natural beauty.
Gear Up for Adventure
Looking for high-quality performance products that keep you comfortable and protected, no matter where your excursions take you? Columbia® Sportswear enjoys the outdoors as much as you do, which means they know what you need when it comes to protective clothing, footwear, backpacks and tents to take your hikes to new heights.
Whether you're gearing up for your first climbing lesson or training for your most aggressive project, Eastern Mountain Sports® has all the climbing gear you need. From belay hardware, descenders, and ascenders to harnesses, ropes, and helmets, they're your source for technical climbing.
If climbing is not your calling but fly fishing is, be sure to check out Bass Pro Shops® for a wide variety of gear for all types of sportsmen. Its selection of quality outdoor gear is second to none.
So take in the natural beauty of autumn’s shimmering colors and mountain top highs with a trip west this fall. You’ll be glad you did.