Kampa Lampa Campground is set to open in early August. Owner Kathy Haas says marketing will be “no problem.”
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Boulder Valley Velodrome resurrected by team of cycling investors
The dormant 250-meter outdoor track in Erie will be revived as a nonprofit community gathering place and high-altitude training destination for track cyclists
Luis Benitez returns to outdoor recreation political landscape with push for a federal office
Luis Benitez, the first director of Colorado’s outdoor recreation office, has left VF Corp. with a plan to establish a federal recreation office in the Department of Commerce
Landowner will close access to two Colorado 14ers after lawmakers rejected legislation limiting liability
John Reiber said he will close access to Mount Lincoln and Mount Democrat after lawmakers rejected legislation that would have increased protections for landowners.
Western Slope university students working with outdoor businesses as part of Wright Collegiate Challenge
Outdoor industry students at Colorado Mesa University, Colorado Mountain College and Western Colorado University are helping nine businesses and nonprofits solve challenges.
Colorado’s White River is the country’s busiest national forest, with a $1.6B impact. But can it keep it up?
“The answer here is not another lane on 70,” forest chief Scott Fitzwilliams says as he plans robust community discussions on the future of White River
Record surge for outdoor recreation economy in 2021 fuels push for legislation, federal office
Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry contributed $11.6 billion in 2021, accounting for 2.7% of the state’s overall economy
Vail Resorts rejects Town of Vail’s $12 million offer for parcel to protect bighorn, pushing council to create donor fund to fuel fight
Vail Resorts wants to build housing on the parcel. Town wants to protect the local bighorn herd. A prolonged legal battle now looms as the only resolution.
A Crested Butte couple just wanted better backpacking coffee. They made something so good NASA came calling.
Mark and Alison Drucker co-founded First Ascent in 2014 and brewed up instant coffee four years later. Their product is now headed to the International Space Station at the request of an astronaut.
The government says COVID cost the outdoor recreation industry $156 billion in 2020. But did it really?
The collapse of travel and public gatherings during the pandemic last year cost America’s surging outdoor recreation industry $156 billion. But that’s according to federal accounting. In a more traditional accounting of outdoor recreation that measures the economic contributions from people going camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and hunting, the outdoor economy weathered the pandemic […]