A hike in Colorado’s mountains requires more preparation than a walk around the neighborhood. Rough terrain and sometimes extreme weather mean that you need to plan ahead and exercise appropriate caution on your hike.
Afternoon rain showers with thunder, lightning, high winds, hail and dropping temperatures are normal in the mountains.
Be prepared – pack light and smart:
|Light backpack||Water bottle|
|Sunscreen||Lightweight hiking/trail running shoes|
|Wide-brimmed hat||Lightweight socks to avoid blisters|
|Lightweight layers||Trekking poles (optional)|
|ID in case of emergency|
Leave No Trace
The National MS Society encourages participants to observe the guidelines of Leave No Trace in order to protect and preserve our natural spaces for future generations:
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors